Bloom Thyme Friday: SO MUCH NEW!

In my world there is so much NEW!!! Fresh new blooms and a fresh new kitchen. Yes, we updated our kitchen — saying goodbye to the 80s.

All this “new” is overshadowing all the rain I could focus on. I’m not going to lie, I AM tired of rain. We have had rain. I mean RAIN. ☔️ RAIN. ☔️ RAIN. ☔️

The spring flowers don’t seem to mind the rain as much as I do, however, a few of them are turning yellow. So, maybe they really don’t like this much.

Several days ago I dug a hole for a new shrub and it immediately filled 1/2 way with water and hasn’t fully drained since. Today I believe we will get a break and I plan to get back to gardening!


The roses are growing strong. Of course, they just had a big gulp of fertilizer. No sooner than I put down the BLOOMKOTE fertilizer til we had a rain storm and I think we had inches of rain that night – probably sending BLOOMKOTE to China to fertilize their roses — no doubt. I don’t know about you, but as a child, I thought we really could dig to China or at least it would be fun to try. HAHA!


We prayed over our kitchen renovation as we desired for it to be a place for wonderful connections filled with light, love and a better view of our garden.

We are starting down the home stretch on the kitchen project and very grateful the water is back on! The are still little details that will come over the next few days like finishing the electrical, painting and the big question … what surface do we want on our island that Mr. G is making. The “surface” you see is heavy duty cardboard. That makes me think I do like black. (Leave your ideas in the comments below!!) Here’s where we are today….

Yes, the finish line is in our sight. We love how it is along and are so grateful for our new gathering space. But, if you ever have to do without running water in your kitchen for 7 weeks, let me know, I will pray for you! 😂😂😂

The finished pictures will come soon.


Mulch: It is time to mulch and I have been waiting for a dry day. Since we have lost the last week to rain, I have some helpers coming this weekend to help — if it stops raining. And, between you and me, the outlook for that a completely dry day is slim.

Whether or not the sun is shining outside it sure is “shining” in our new space and I hope you have sunshine where you are too.

Happy Bloom Thyme Friday!

11 thoughts on “Bloom Thyme Friday: SO MUCH NEW!

  1. I love your new kitchen. I think I would put a stainless steel counter on the island to match it to the appliances and give off some reflective light.

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