December 26, 2018

Disneyland Paris Trip Report 2018 – Day 1 and 2 Travel Days

Holiday details Dates of Travel: Monday 29th October 2018 – Sunday 4th November 2018 Travel: Driving and EuroStar Hotel: Sante Fe for 2 adults and 3 children Dining Plan: Standard Disneyland Paris Trip Report 2018 Day 1 I am so excited to share with you our Disneyland Paris Trip Report!  On Monday 29th October we woke up to reveal our big surprise to the kids.…

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December 20, 2018

Desk essentials for kids

We’ve recently been changing Miss W’s bedroom to become that little bit ‘older’.  She is now out of her cot bed, and as fully requested on her Christmas list, she will be having a desk delivered to her on Christmas morning.  I didn’t just want to get her a desk without all the bits and pieces.  So I’ve decided to give you a little insight…

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December 19, 2018

Christmas with Marks and Spencer Selly Oak

This year, we are hosting for the second year in a row!  We are so excited as we love to have family and friends over.  Matt is an excellent cook, and so really enjoys creating something special for us all.  We are cooking for 15 (wowzas!) but we cannot wait.  We love to cook from scratch, as well as combine with some shop brought treats!…

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December 18, 2018

Tractor Ted Gift Guide

Baby K loves anything with wheels.  So I was super excited when Tractor Ted got in touch to see if we would like some items to feature on the blog.  He is now 21 months and just loves playing with anything automobile related.  Cars, tractors, car tracks, fire engines – its all go in our house!  And he just loves it.  He even enjoys watching…

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December 17, 2018

Thinking of lost ones this Christmas

Christmas time isn’t always as joyful as it sounds.  For some, it can be an extremely difficult time, especially if they have lost a loved one.  And especially if it is a child.  Unfortunately, after the loss of my beautiful nephew J, Christmas is always missing something special.  And it can be a harsh reminder that he really isn’t here, to join in with our…

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December 15, 2018

Paper Christmas Sacks and window stickers with Stickerscape

Disclaimer: I had a paper Christmas sack and a set of window stickers gifted in exchange for this review.  All words and opinions are my own Stickerscape is a great place to go for wall stickers.  But now, newly launched this year, they are offering paper Christmas sacks!  Offering a variety of styles, Stickerscape decided to go down the route of paper Christmas sacks.  Not…

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December 14, 2018

Jewellery Making Kit with CraftBox

Disclaimer: We were kindly gifted four Craftbox Jewellery making kits for the purpose of this review.  All words and opinions are my own. As Miss W gets older, she is becoming more and more creative, which I just love.  I have really noticed her going off and making something out of scratch, whether it be a birthday card, or a model out of play-doh.  She…

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December 13, 2018

Casual wear this Winter with Femme Luxe Finery

Disclaimer:  I was gifted these items of clothing in exchange for an honest review. This winter, I have teamed up with my ever so faithful Femme Luxe finery to offer you my top four outfits for casual wear this winter.  As you will have seen from some of my other posts with Femme Luxe, I love the oversized look, so some of these outfits will…

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December 12, 2018

Our Christmas Traditions

It’s lovely to have Christmas traditions and each year they have become more and more important to me, especially as we now have three kids.  Even before I had kids, I always felt it was important to see family, take part in the traditional festive celebrations and enjoy that special time. I’ve been thinking about what I love to do in the lead up to…

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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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