Paris Couture I Am Not

Yup, that’s me. Let me explain. It’s just been one of those days…er, weeks, actually. I just can’t seem to get myself together mentally. I feel like I have some form of adult ADD as I get started on something and then jump to something else before I ever finish. It’s really obnoxious to be honest and beginning to make me really mad at myself. ugh.

I have some really big business decisions to make this week. I would really, really appreciate your prayers if you could. I’m going to be honest here…are you ready?


Have you ever felt that way? I’m really feeling that right now. Want the brutal truth? I’m not a designer. I forced myself to buy this month’s InStyle magazine yesterday and flip through it. Uh, right. The highlight of Cameron Diaz going to Paris for the Couture shows? ha. Oh boy. I would be MISERABLE. I don’t give a flip about what Paris thinks about my clothes. Don’t care a bit. Nope. I really don’t care if my clothes are “in” either. Shame, shame, I know. But I don’t. Don’t get me wrong, I love clothes and I like to look cute and presentable, but It’s not about the clothes, is it? It’s about the person who wears the clothes….who they are and what their heart portrays.

So why am I doing this?

I asked myself that question yesterday. And when I couldn’t come up with an answer, I asked a friend. You know what they said? “Amy, because you are a minister’s wife and you enjoy reaching out to people. Because of Evy’s Tree you are able to touch and affect more people then ever would have previously.”


So why am I doing this?¬†Well, for you I guess. I put myself out there every single day because of you. You see, I know you. I AM you. I know what it’s like to be a mom, at home with kids, with spit up all over her clothes and wishing she had a cute little pick me up to throw on so she could run down the street to get the mail. Not Paris Couture, just regular cute clothes that are not quite understated, but not over the top either.

And maybe you’re not a mom….maybe you’re a college student, or a single young professional, or even a grandma. I know you too. Ok, not the grandma part, ha, but the rest of you, I know you as well. And because of you I continue to create and develop Evy’s Tree. Because I feel strongly that there is a niche out there that it can fill.

But more importantly, I do this because I really enjoy getting to know you all. I enjoy being able to let my light shine and reaching out. I enjoy hearing about your triumphs and your frustrations. I enjoy being a part of your world. And even if you never get a chance to personally share that all with me, many of you go through life wearing Evy’s Tree and in a sense, that is allowing me to be a part of your world.

My sweet husband ordered me this book for my birthday….

And it arrived yesterday. I spent the evening after church last night reading it. You all know how much Rachel inspires me, and it was so interesting to read what inspires HER. You know what I love so much about Rachel? Her concept is very UNIQUE to the individual. It’s all about making what you love work for you. It’s not about conforming to someone’s else’s idea of what is or isn’t right. It’s about finding what works for you and doing it right, over and over.

Boy, I love that.

I felt the Lord nudge me while reading this book. I may not be the best blogger out there {in fact I’m probably one of the worst and most annoying, ha}, I’m not great at designing {at least in my mind}, and I may not be the most organized person on the planet {but I’m trying to get better!!}, BUT…I do have some talents, and they come in the form of Evy’s Tree. So I’m going to use what I have to work for me for as long as I can…. and in turn I hope my talents bless you.

I am about to make some changes with Evy’s Tree. I hope you stick along for the ride. You’ll find out more about these changes during the next couple months, in fact I’m going to ask you to get involved in some of the changes. Hopefully you hop on board and enjoy the ride with me.

And if you are out there reading this…let me encourage you. USE YOUR TALENTS. You might think you pale in comparison to others, but it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be the best in everyone’e eyes…just yours and when you believe in yourself you become the best YOU God intended you to be. Even if it isn’t Paris Couture. :)

And with that…I think I just kicked myself out of my funk. ha. Thanks friends for listening. Carry on.


9 thoughts on “Paris Couture I Am Not

  1. 1
    amy cornwell says:

    Just be you – love it! You don’t need to be Paris Couture, you just need to be Amy (and by Amy I mean you, not me) ;) Your followers love you for you! Keep on keepin’ on! xo

  2. 2

    oh i LOVED this!!! yes & yes & yes! using your talents – a way to give back and say thank you to God for granting us these talents. i can’t wait to see what’s next for your lovely business – looking forward to the ride. now, off to find that Shabby book!

  3. 3
    jane says:

    insightful and inspiring… thank you!

  4. 4
    Marilyn Kok says:

    I love reading your blogs. They are so real and at the same time uplifting. It
    even grants me some chuckles. I am a grandma but I enjoy your youthfulness and encouragement. May God continue to bless your talent of sharing. :-)

  5. 5
    Sophia says:

    Well said Amy. Your words inspired me to continue on my crafting journey as well. My Keep Calm And Carry On T-Shirt came today. Just at the right time, just as your blog did. Thank you for being YOU and sharing your heart so openly.

  6. 6
    Megan says:


    You are such an inspiration to me. I dont know you, may have met you a time or 2, but your blogs and posts on facebook really help me. Thank you so much for being you and allowing others to peek in a little bit. God bless you!

  7. 7
    Bindu says:

    Your writing style portrays your heart and that is a talent too. Good luck with the upcoming changes at Evy’s Tree!

  8. 8
    Stephanie says:

    Hi Amy,

    I always enjoy your blogs! I know you’ve mentioned some upcoming changes in your business and I wanted to show you this great website. I don’t know if you would be interested in this concept, but the customer is able to customize each item (whether it is the sleeve length, dress length, etc). I have purchased items from this website and I will definitely purchase something again.

    I just thought of this website today when I was reading about your style and I wanted to share it with you.

    ps. When we come down to Cali, I am planning on doing some Christmas shopping @ Evy’s Tree.


  9. 9
    Amy says:

    Thank you so much for this post…it is so encouraging. I feel like I almost know you by reading your blog because you are so real and honest. You have a wonderful spirit. I am a youth minister’s wife and often find encouragement through your blog. May God bless your family and your business endeavors!

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