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May 4, 2018

The Rainbow Gnome – Our Book Review

Being total book worms in our house, I never like to turn down a book review.  So it was a pleasure to receive The Rainbow Gnome by Luis Weston to review a few weeks ago.  We all know reading is so important for a child’s development.  It assists with your child’s social and emotional skills as well as helping them grow into a confident and…

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May 2, 2018

A Boohoo Dress Fit for a Wedding

The sun is out and spring is officially upon us!  Can i get a hallelujah!  For many of us, events such as proms, university graduation balls and weddings are just around the corner. When Boohoo asked me  to style up an occasional dress for such events, I jumped at the chance.   I am a HUGE fan of Booh00!  If you follow me on instagram,…

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April 27, 2018

Bedtime Stories with Bensons for Beds

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last weekend we were invited along to the Bensons For Bed’s newly opened Wednesbury store.  To promote their opening, they were holding a Bedtime Stories session in the children’s area of the store. Bensons for Beds, Britain’s favourite bed specialist, hosted this bedtime stories event for several reasons.  One, was to showcase their new fresh store and the second…well, this…

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April 23, 2018

My-picture.co.uk and How to Showcase Memories

If you know me well, you’ll know that I not only love to take photographs, but I also love to display them. Thanks to My-picture.co.uk, I have been able to showcase one particular memory on our lounge wall, which I just love! Our house is full of photos in frames and many canvases fill up the shelves and the walls.  It’s a bit of an…

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April 22, 2018

Belly Sticker Book – Just Snap and Share

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Theres not a day that goes by where you don’t see a proud parent showcasing their baby or child’s milestones on social media.  Often, these photos have a prop or a milestone card displaying the new skill or achievement that their baby has met. I love the sentimentality behind these photos and that’s why I was really keen to review…

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April 20, 2018

Mama’s Style – Wingz can make such a difference

A few weeks ago I received a lovely package from Wingz to review.  I love trying new products (especially when they are for me – sorry kids!) No I’m joking, but its lovely to try something new for me, especially a fashion accessory or item as I do enjoy posting on instagram about my outfits. The thing with Wingz is – they are a bit…

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April 18, 2018

Championing Childhood – our afternoon at Playfest BRUM

“Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs” – James L. Hyme, Jr. The Easter holidays has arrived so quickly this year I never had much time to plan ahead this year, aside from our trip to Bournemouth and Peppa Pig world for the first 5 days.  After our holiday, we were left with a fair few days to fill!…

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April 16, 2018

Why we will be returning to Center Parcs – my Top Tips

Until February 2018 half term, we were Center Parcs virgins. I had heard such great things about the place, but we had never followed through with our attempts to go ourselves. But February 2018 changed all that and on Friday 23rd, we went off to Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest for a four day break. Top Tips for Arrival Before you go, download the app.  Here…

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April 10, 2018

James and the Birthday Balloon – Book review

Two weeks ago, we received a lovely book (signed might I add!) for my daughter W.  It’s a children’s’ book written by Nicola J. Rowley and is called James and the Birthday Balloon.  We were so happy to receive this book as it came just in time for W’s birthday which pleased her to no end!  For the whole month of March all W wanted…

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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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