The Best Baby Gear for the Minimalist Home

I’m not sure I can fully claim to be a minimalist, but I do enjoy our small house, love a good de-clutter/purge, and try to stick to a “less is more” attitude. With most of our purchases, we do our research, find deals when we can, and buy fewer (high quality) items that will be well worth the price. Putting together a baby registry with the sheer amount of STUFF on the baby market is an exciting… and slightly overwhelming task for a minimalist mom-to-be. So I’ve put together a list of my very favorite products from our first year with Henry that are big on functionality and relatively small on space.

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ORC: Basement Bathroom Week 6

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You’ll notice I titled this post: “Week 6”, rather than “The Reveal”.

I know. I’m disappointed too.

It is, of course, the final week of the Spring One Room Challenge, hosted by the awesome Linda at Calling it Home.  It’s been a crazy six weeks, and I do feel like we’ve made some major progress on our basement bathroom. So all is not lost! Even though we’re not quite done with the room, I have to remind myself that we started with the corner of a living room, and now have nearly a bathroom. We built it from scratch.

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ORC: Basement Bathroom Week 4

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Hey there. So I’m giving up on being “ready” to launch this new site and decided that there’s no time like the present, so welcome to From Wyoming With Love! I’ve previously been blogging at lifeasweloveitblog.com, but am hoping my new domain is a little more specific to who I am and what I’m about.

Anyhoo. Back to the One Room Challenge. If you’re catching up, this is my second time participating in a six week design challenge to transform an entire room over the course of 6 weeks. Check out what we’ve been up to so far here: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3

Three things for week four:

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ORC: Basement Bathroom Week 3

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It’s a good thing we went into full-on weekend warrior mode this past weekend, because this One Room Challenge is half way over! Holy crap. We made some serious progress on our bathroom, so let’s get right to it.

If you read last week’s post, you know that we did quite a bit of work a couple of months ago to turn one end of our basement living room into a bare and dirty, but framed-in and roughed-in bathroom space. This past week as we were getting ready to actually close up the walls, we had a last minute change of heart over the walk-in shower that we had planned.

SHOWER WALL: DECISIONS, DECISIONS…

We were thinking that we would build a 3/4 height wall with an open space at one end to step into the shower, and either leave the top of the wall open or install a window to allow natural light into the shower. Something like this:

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