Farmhouse Bathroom Refresh {Adoption Update}

Happy Friday, Friends!

I am going to take a break from my fashion posts for a while because we have a lot to do around our house right now.  I am loving this warmer weather, and the chance to get outside and work in the dirt, ya know? 

Luke is going to be helping me with my garden this year.  He is super smart about stuff like that, and we are cooking up some plans for a great garden.  :)

Today, I wanted to show you a couple of changes I made last spring to our guest bathroom.  

You may remember the “unexpected” bathroom makeover we did on our guest bathroom a few years ago. 


Well, our guest bathroom is right off the kitchen and beside our little girl’s room.  



When we hosted her last summer, I told the boys that the guest bathroom was off limits to them because I wanted it to have the chance to stay clean!  Ha!

To make the bathroom seem a little more feminine, I added a pale pink rug from Marshall’s and a new shower curtain from Target.



The shower curtain is white with small gray circles on it.  


I added a different little picture on the wall that has a heart and says “love.”  I don’t remember where I got it, but I have had it for a long time.  The dark frame ties together with the light above the sink and the dark brown towel basket.  


I don’t always have real pink flowers in this bathroom, but I do whenever I can.   And what is more sweet and feminine that pink tulips?!


Tulips make me so happy!  The little white vase used to be my mom’s, and I use it all the time.  I love the scalloped edge.



For hand soap, I just use this old blue mason jar that I had in the laundry room in our previous home.  


So as you see, there were not a lot of changes made in this bathroom, but it definitely has a more feminine feel, and it is perfect for our little girl and guests. :)



Adoption Update:

I have had so many of you ask me through emails or social media for an update about our little girl, and unfortunately I do not really have one.  :(   Boy, I wish I did!

Our revised home study has been translated and submitted, which is great, but we have not received our i800 yet.  We are hoping and praying to get it sometime next week.  Once that document joins the others in her home country, then it is a matter of waiting for travel dates.  

She is not in a good place right now, and we desperately want to see her.  Please pray that the paperwork would continue to go quickly and smoothly and that we would be able to travel in May to get her. 

Her 9th birthday is May 11th, and we would LOVE to celebrate this special day with her as a family.  So if you don’t mind, pray specifically that we could be there on that day.  :)

As soon as I find out anything, please know that I will definitely share it with you!IMG_5698


Have a blessed day!









  1. Love your bathroom. And Ha! On not letting the boys use it to keep it clean. I sooooo understand ;) Praying for a family birthday celebration on 5/11. That sounds wonderful!

  2. Traci I will remember your girl in my prayers. I am going to ask you to remember my husband in yours. A big surgery is coming up and we can use all the prayers we can get. Thanks.

  3. My heart breaks for you. I will pray for your little girl and that you are reunited very soon. Thank you for sharing. You inspire with with your faith and grace. Following your story and watching your trust in God has helped me to trust during a difficulty of my own.

  4. Tracy, I just took the time to pray for your situation…I know the desperation your mama’s heart must be feeling. The Lord sees it too and I just want you to know that I am believing with you in prayer that you will indeed get to spend her birthday with her as a family! Hugs!

  5. Traci, I love the bathroom and just the touches of feminity.
    I have continued to pray that God brings your family and your girl together soon as you’re meant to be. I will definitly add letting it happen by her birthday in my prayers as well. It’s somehting to see your mom’s picture as I scrolled down. Surely a reminder that you have a real prayer warrior in heaven praying to get that little girl home where she belongs.

  6. Tulips are my favorite flower. Love the pink touches. God has a plan and I am praying it’s a May 11 reunion!

  7. Our I800 approval took less than a month and it wasn’t that long ago. Hopefully you will get yours soon. We just got our travel dates and leave in a week to pick up our daughter. I have been thinking about you during this journey and she will be in your arms again soon.

    1. Hi Jordan! Your mom just shared your good news! I am so happy for you! :) We got our i800 approval yesterday, so all of our paperwork is in country this week. Praying for travel dates soon. :) God bless you and your new little precious one!

  8. I will be praying for you, that is my daughter’s birthday, so it’s easy to remember. What a beautiful room and bathroom you have created for her. I so enjoy all your posts.

  9. God Bless you and your family for trying so hard and never giving up on your little girl, you and your family are in my prayers and l believe you will be posting about a family birthday on May 11

  10. Traci, I thought you might like to know that Jordan and her husband will meet their little girl in Thailand in less than two weeks. And two weeks from today, she will be in their custody. They will bring her home May 12. We are beyond excited.

    Best of luck to you and your family. Prayers are being said for you.


    1. YAY!!! That is SO exciting! Thank you for letting me know!! Please tell Jordan congratulations, and I will be praying for them. :)

  11. In your neck of the woods for the night ended route to Ohio. :) We retired and my husband got a job in Dayton. Praying for you and little miss!

  12. Praying that God’s timing will also be the timing you have on your heart and that you will be spending her birthday with her as the newest “official” member of your family. God speed!

  13. What a lovely bath with such lovely “girly” touches. She will love it and feel so special. Praying that time will come sooner than later. Blessings!

  14. I,like so many,have FELT connected to your family during your journey in adopting your little girl. Will continue to pray that all goes smoothly and that whatever is happening with her, she will rally and step into a wonderful new life with more love than could be imagined. God Bless and protect you all..

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! We got some good news today! Our i800 was approved and will be in her country this week! We are praying for travel dates soon! :) Thank you for your prayers!

  15. Love the bathroom update. So beautiful. Still praying for your little girl and for the process.

    Marilyn C.

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