December 9, 2019

Top 5 4X4 Family Cars

There are many cars on the road that are suitable for families, more than others.  However I would like to share with you my top 5 family cars that I love, and I think are perfect for those family road trips!  There is also an increasing demand for larger cars nowadays that can offer that bit more safety when on the road. Kia Sportage First…

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December 6, 2019

Ways to make your house a home

We’ve been in our family home now for 7 years – wow how does time fly!  When we first moved in, the home was decorated with cream wallpaper, and tan coloured carpets.  This meant that this was a great way of seeing potential when it came to decorating. We’ve carried out many renovations over the years, including a garage conversion, a new kitchen and a…

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November 30, 2019

Personalised Lapland Letters – *Review*

Christmas is a huge thing in our house!  Every year, we will carry out our Christmas traditions as a family.  We’ll make gingerbread men, have a certain elf (or three) visit and ensure we have enough buffet food to last the season.  One thing that we hadn’t considered in past years was the children receiving a letter from Santa (or Father Christmas as I love…

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November 28, 2019

Feeling Thankful this Thanksgiving

It can be really REALLY hard to feel thankful sometimes.  Especially times when you may be experiencing difficulties, challenges and stressful situations.  I feel in the mix of several of them at the moment for some reason or other and have felt thankful for nothing, allowing other concerns and worries to envelope and mask the things that matter. When your in the mist of anxiety,…

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November 24, 2019

Autumnal wear with Femme Luxe Clothing Range

Here we are again we another look into Femme Luxe Finery and what they have on offer this autumn and winter!  Whilst I love love love Summer, I really do enjoy the season change.  And when theres a new season, it means theres a new wardrobe!  And I don’t mean new purchases, but getting out that autumn and winter wear out of that box underneath…

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November 20, 2019

FSJ Shoes Review: Sandals for Winter Sun

I know I know, it’s November, and I shouldn’t be talking about anything flip flop or sandal related! But…I know there are plenty of people who holiday in the winter months (we have!) and so therefore, it seemed only fair to showcase a pair of glittery sparkly sandals…right?! When it comes to owning a pair of sandals, I don’t think we can have enough of…

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November 17, 2019

Santa’s Winter Wonderland at The Snowdome Tamworth

On November 15th 2019, Tamworth’s SnowDome launched their 15th year of Santa’s Winter Wonderland!  We were kindly gifted tickets to come along the following day and check out what the festive experience had to offer!  We had previously experienced Santa’s Winter Wonderland at The SnowDome 8 years ago.  At the time, Mr B was 2 years old and an only child.  We felt the experience…

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November 11, 2019

Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure PS4 *Review*

Even before the kids came along, Matt and I have loved the Ice Age films.  If you know and have watched the film series, you’ll know all about the films side kick, Scrat!  Always the fool who can never seem to catch that nut, Scrat brings even more humour to the franchise of films, with its own teaser clips.  Off on an adventure, Scrat is…

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November 9, 2019

The Village Moseley *Review*

Moseley Village in Birmingham is very popular on the food scene, and is home to many interesting and quirky restaurants.  Some of my favourites include La Plancha (which is perfect for those who love Tapas), Zindiya (Indian street food) and Ponte Di Lengo (homemade Italian).  I received had an invitation to visit the newly renovated The Village Moseley, so I was excited to return 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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