A Day in the Life Of…

Good morning!

When I opened up my day this morning, I discovered that I have been chosen as Blogger of the Week in our Canadian Bloggers group! What a huge surprise, a mind-boggling honour, and a great start to my week. Thank you so much Heather from Inspire Me Heather – you inspire me, truly!!

A Day in the Life of…

Here’s a quick, un-staged shot of where I work – don’t judge the ‘excess’! πŸ˜‰ I thought it was a great place to show you where I start my day! My wall decal is from Danielle at Urbanwalls, the print by Nancy Marcus of Marcus Design Inc., and you might recognize the DIY bookcase I wrote about here.

Audrey Would Wall Decal

I actually have a DIY post that’s been in the works for a while now, but keeps getting delayed because of, well… a day in the life of my new reality called Audrey Would!Β But it gets better than that, and my fellow bloggers, e-tailers, I know you’ll understand!

On any given day this is what my entrance might look like.

A Day in the Life of - Boxes of Treasures

Boxes of treasure finds! No, I’m not a hoarder, just a treasure seeker!!

And then these treasures make their way to my table, so if you pop by you might see something like this.

A Day in the Life of - Table of Treasures

Pieces waiting to be catalogued into Audrey’s inventory… most pieces, that is ;-). My table doesn’t stay like this for long since we have to eat dinner somewhere!

And then my kitchen counter might be in a state of this.

A Day in the Life of - Cleaning Product

Yes, I hand wash every single treasure that makes its way home with me, and when the area is full, I get down to drying so there are no water marks or streaks left on the pieces. No, I don’t put anything in the dishwasher – vintage treasures generally should not be washed like that!

This is when I get to really inspect a piece for imperfections and flaws I might have missed ‘out on the street’. I try to only list pristine vintage pieces, but if you are wondering, always check the condition in the listing details to make sure. Some pieces are just that hard to find!!Β After this I shelve the new-found treasures and begin the photographing and listing process – bloggers, I know Β you can appreciate!

When an order comes in it gets bundled up and ready to ship like this.

A Day in the Life of - Bubble Wrapped Items

And set into a box of biodegradable peanuts like this!

A Day in the Life of - Biodegradable Peanuts

Off to Canada Post I go! That’s how I ship treasures your way.

That’s a basic day in the life of me, Sheila@AudreyWould!

Where have I been?

This last month I’ve been in the the process of creating a whole new e-commerce site as the result of a technical programΒ glitch they can’t seem to fix. :-/ Wasn’t exactly in the plans quite this soon! It’s kind of like redoing your blog site, and bloggers, I know you get that, too!! But with change comes good things, and I’m really excited to say I’m very close to getting back to ‘a day in the life of…’!

What’s next?

I can’t wait for you to see Audrey’s new site. From behind the scenes, it’s faster and easier to work with, and has more options to choose from. Part of the change will be my blog integration. I’ll be writing just one blog, here at sZinteriors, so you’ll get a well-rounded scoop on what’s happening. As a result you’ll see a few subtle changes to sZinteriors, but in a way, coming full circle. I’m planning to bring back some of my earlier focus on vintage pieces and designers of the time, and hopefully with example pieces I’m lucky enough to stock in Audrey Would!

Yes, I will still be DIYing!

Of course I won’t stop DIYing, so there will be lots of that, too!Β And yes, that poor, in limbo quick & easy DIY post is on its way soon!

Thanks for sticking by! For that there are not enough words of gratitude.

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40 Replies to “A Day in the Life Of…”

  1. I adore your workspace. I have wanted that Nancy Marcus for such a long time. I love reading about a day in the life of Audrey Would! I can’t believe how much care you take with all the pieces. But I’m not surprised, really! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to in the diy department.

    1. Thank you!! I’m caught part way between wanting my workspace to be hip and filled with very cool things, and my natural tendency to work with old habits and a style formed from years in admin! Nancy’s print helps me feel like I have at least one cool thing going on! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you, Angie! There are so many amazing pieces out there in the world, and some days the hunting is better than others, but then some days it’s almost impossible to decide when to stop! I love that part of it all πŸ™‚

    1. I love my work day, and every day is one step closer to figuring out how it all works! Once the new site is launched I think things will fall into place a little bit more organically, at least that’s what I tell myself! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank YOU Heather for the vote of confidence. I know all of our bloggers lead busy days and busy lives, with you right at the top! I am serious about wanting to connect with you in Victoria – let’s look at our calendars and see if we can make it happen!!

  2. So fun to get a glimpse into your life and business. I’ve enjoyed seeing the unfolding of Audrey Would and know it will blossom into an amazing business (despite the set backs). Can’t wait to see more!

    1. Awe, thank you so much Shauna! I admire the way you keep things moving with your business and your blog, and can only hope to get Audrey Would there, too! It’s coming along a little bit at a time!!

    1. I know you of all people ‘get’ the thrill of the treasure hunt! I love it, but boy do I have to be disciplined… it’s supposed to be all about Audrey Would, not one for Audrey, one for me!! πŸ˜‰

  3. Oh Sheila it is so good to see that this has turned out for you. I know how passionate you are about Audrey Would. I look forward to seeing your updates and your trinkets!

    1. Awe, thank you Tracey! You have come to mind so often as I do my best to photograph pieces for the listings – all I can say is I have a VERY healthy respect for what you do, especially when it comes to clear items!! OMG – I had no idea how insanely difficult those pieces would be. Ug!! xo

    1. Thanks Anne! I get so much inspiration from the vintage pieces – I love the attention to detail and craftsmanship in the pieces. It’s hard to part with some of them! πŸ˜‰

  4. Fabulous wall decal! Danielle is our go-to for our decals too… LOVE her!! Love you too, and very much enjoyed seeing what a day in your busy life is like πŸ™‚ Excited for your growing success with Audrey Would!
    Victoria

  5. Wow, you are amazing! I too say, “I’m not a hoarder, just a treasure seeker!!” lol I’m looking forward to watching your growth and maybe shopping a bit, to add to my other treasures. πŸ˜‰ Congratulations! xo

    1. LOL – there is a very fine line between hoarding and stowing away treasures isn’t there? πŸ˜‰ My fingers are crossed for positive returns on the treasure seeking investments, and for sure I would love your feedback – good or, hehem, bad!! And I really do mean that…

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