October 9, 2018

The Beauty Outlet, Resorts World Birmingham

Living only just a few miles away from Resort’s World Birmingham, I am there a lot.  Whether it is for a cinema trip, to peruse the shops or for dinner, I love the diversity it has to offer.  Situated next to the NEC and Bear Grylls Adventure, Resorts World is now home to The Beauty Outlet, a store that offers Beauty gurus (or just a…

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October 8, 2018

Honest Motherhood – The Mama Juggle

Last week was a mixture of feelings. One of them was feeling like I was over juggling.  As a parent, we are expected to juggle all things in our life.  From the kids, work life, to housework and making sure we get the required alone time to recharge our batteries.  My husband Matt was on late shifts all week, which meant I had to tackle…

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October 6, 2018

Cupid Box – A Date Night In Subscription Box

What’s one of the biggest challenges as a couple when you are parents?  For us, it’s about spending quality time together, just us too.  As my husband Matt, works shifts, it can prove difficult to spend evenings together in the week.  Having said that, once the weekend comes along, we really appreciate our time.  Sometimes, having a date night out can be rare…and expensive. With…

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October 2, 2018

Disney’s Newport Bay Hotel Review

Disney’s Newport Bay Hotel was the first hotel we stayed in when visiting Disneyland Paris in 2016.  There are seven hotels onsite at Disneyland Paris.  They all differ in price and have different theming.  However, all but one are walking distance to Disney Village and both parks, and all are beautiful and unique in their own right.  You have: Standard/Budget: -Sante Fe Hotel -Cheyenne Moderate/Plus:…

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September 28, 2018

Love Wood Prints Review

We recently had a family photo shoot with a local photographer, who gave us some wonderful family photos.   It can be hard to capture photo’s of the five of us, so when we do, I make sure that I get those particular photos printed or framed.  Not long after our shoot, Love Wood Prints got in touch to see if I wanted to review…

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September 26, 2018

Buckt – Activity subscription box in August

August seems like a distant memory and we are now in the heart of September.  That said, we had another fun month of reviewing our Buckt box, as we did in June (see my June box review)  If you are a regular reader, you’ll properly now know what Buckt is all about.  If not, Buckt is an activity subscription box for adults that live in…

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September 22, 2018

Bear Grylls Adventure Review

Ever wanted to be apart of the Bear Grylls Adventure?  Well now you can!  On September 12th 2018, Birmingham welcomed the latest addition to be built by Merlin near the NEC and is a place to unleash your inner Bear!  Now, I am no Bear Grylls – trust me!  But, when I got invited to give some of the activities on offer here a go,…

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September 19, 2018

Top Tips on how to survive a road trip with kids

Are you planning a road trip with kids soon?  Last year we decided to visit Disneyland Paris by taking a road trip.  This meant a 2.5 hour car journey down south followed by a Eurotunnel of 30 minutes and a 3 hour drive in France the following day. In 5 weeks time, we’ll be doing the same again (Yikes, wish us luck!)  Travelling for long…

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September 17, 2018

Loungewear Review from Hunkemoller

I love loungewear. Fact.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love dressing up for a night out or lunch out with the girls.  I’ll happily wear a bit of glitz and glam! (Read my Boohoo post for a look at a beautiful dress fit for a wedding!)  BUT, I do love nothing more that being super comfy at home.  Hunkemoller arrived into my life a…

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my thoughts, ideas and my ups and downs on family life, sharing our family adventures and love for fashion. I’d love for it to be a community of support and advice for others too.

I chat everything from Disney, parenting hacks to the latest haul from Primark! I love going on family breaks and holidays and love to document these times of creating special memories.

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