August 2, 2018

5 quick bedroom makeovers for kids

Let’s face it. There always seems to be a room in the house that needs a makeover.  Whether it’s the kitchen that needs a new look, the sofa is a little tired looking, or one of the children’s bedrooms needs a makeover, the house is a work in progress.  Our latest bedroom to spruce up was for Baby K, being our youngest.  Have a read…

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July 31, 2018

Surviving the Airport with the Kids

Woo – we are in Ibiza!  This is our first trip as a family of 5 travelling abroad via an airport.  So, with that in mind, I knew that I had to be super prepared for not only our holiday, but our time at the airport too.  We are lucky enough to live a very short distance from an Airport.  So for us, we really…

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July 26, 2018

Buckt – Activity subscription box in June

We had an amazing and adventurous time reviewing our Buckt activity box in the month of May.  So I had high hopes for June’s activities!  And I really wasn’t disappointed.  I am really challenging myself at the moment and am enjoying trying new things and visiting places I may have not visited before.  So I was excited to see what June had to offer.  As…

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July 24, 2018

#Spendorsave – Giffgaff Gameplan Event

On the 12th July, I was invited along to the #spendorsave Giffgaff Gameplan event.  There are two things that appealed to me here.  One was the fact it was a gaming event.  I am partial to a game or two (computer or board game!) and secondly, I was drawn to how this event would be about saving money.  No matter if you are a live…

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July 22, 2018

Hopster Kids TV and Learning App Review

Hopster is a children’s development app (ages 2-6). It combines streaming award winning TV shows, fun & educational learning games, audio & ebooks, plus music – all in a safe and ad-free app for £4.99 per month.  Whilst I am all for outdoor play, I also think that children do need to have their ‘down time’.   W loves to watch TV and play games.…

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July 19, 2018

Morse Toad – Chocolate Puns in the post

When I was asked to review a chocolate message…delivered in the post…personalised…how could I say no!  I am always on the hunt for unique gifts and when it comes to chocolate, a lot of gifts can be similar or just a little boring.  Well not with Morse Toad. Morse Toad Morse Toad offer an array of chocolate gifts with a difference.  You can choose your…

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July 17, 2018

Smokey Barrels Birmingham Restaurant review

Smokey Barrels is an American themed restaurant based in Birmingham on the Coventry Road.   The American Smoke house is all on trend at the moment.  More and more restaurants of this kind are popping up here, there and everywhere and is taking over the restaurant lifestyle by storm .   This is the kind of restaurant you need to head to if your enjoy…

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July 8, 2018

The Irish Fairy Door Company – No More Worries Kit Review

Anybody who know me, knows I am a worrier. I don’t know where I got it from, as both my parents are not over worriers.  But its apart of me and I have to accept it.  As my children are getting older, I have to take into consideration they may become worriers too.  I can already see this in my 8 year old son B.…

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July 6, 2018

Butler and Grace ID bracelet review

As a parent, we always worry about being out and about with our children.  Whether you child is a ‘runner’ or not, it is so easy to lose sight of them in busy places or they can lose sight of you.  It can take seconds.  When I was asked to review Butler and Grace‘s ID bracelet range, I knew this would be perfect for my…

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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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