January 15, 2020

Our Travel Goals for the next decade

As we have entered not only a new year but a new decade, I’d love to share with you our travel goals for the next 10 years.  Seems crazy thinking that far ahead, but I think to how the last 10 years have flown by and what we’ve experienced as a family of 2, then 3, 4 and now finally a family of 5! I…

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January 10, 2020

15 types of Rings: What is the Right Opportunity to Wear them?

Women and men love jewellery and often collect it when creating their wardrobes. However, rings aren’t always fashion statements, and in fact, some styles have additional meanings that aren’t taken lightly. When reviewing a wide collection of ring styles, it is recommended that wearers follow tips for understanding the significance of the jewellery pieces. Women or men who want to stay in the know learn…

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January 7, 2020

Lily LuLu fashion review

It is no secret that I love a bit of online shopping.  I actually prefer it to actually visiting the shops.  So I was super excited to be introduced to Lily Lulu Fashion, an online fashion store for women. Lily Lulu is an online fashion retailer that brings fresh and stylish designs to women across the globe.  From checking out the website, I can see…

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January 6, 2020

Self Care Habits for 2020

I am a bit rubbish when it comes to self care.  I can think of all the things to do and put in place, but I sometimes fail to follow them.  I suppose life gets in the way, we are all busy and we put ourselves on the back burner.  Especially when we have kids.  But I know it is so important to put myself…

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January 5, 2020

We’re going on a Bear Hunt LIVE on Stage *Review*

‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt!  We’re going to catch a big one!  We’re not scared!’  If you recognise those words, then you’ll know what classic story written by Micheal Rosen, I am referring to! Last week, we had the pleasure of visiting Birmingham’s Town Hall to watch the popular stage show adaption of  the much loved children’s book,  We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.…

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January 3, 2020

Ta-ra 2019!

2019 is over!  Gone, Vamoosh, Done!  The year seemed to be the fastest year yet, and literally flew right by us all in the blink of an eye.  It’s been a goodun with lots of lovely family time and some amazing experiences to add under our belts, which I am forever grateful for.   With that being said, I thought I would reflect back on…

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December 23, 2019

What I love about Christmas with kids!

Have kids or kids within your extended family?  If you do, then you’ll know that Christmas is so frickin’ exciting, both for the kids AND the adults!  Christmas is a magical time for all, but there is nothing quite like seeing a child’s face light up when they see Father Christmas, decorate the tree or open a Christmas present.  Only last week I went to…

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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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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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