February 22, 2019

Same Same…But Different at The Hippodrome Birmingham

AD GIFTED | Inspired by the well known Anglo-Asian phrase ‘Same Same…But Different’, this new family show made it’s appearance yesterday at The Hippodrome Birmingham and we were very kindly asked to go along.  We love visiting the theatre and I am always on the look out for shows we know and love, as well as productions that we may not have heard of.  I…

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February 20, 2019

Wild Cakes *Review*

AD GIFTED | When I was little, I loved anything that was a) scented and b) collectable. And Wild Cakes are just that – with the added element of cuteness thrown in too!  Wild Cakes are not just cute cakes…the cakes are also home to the sweetest little fluffy animals too, each with their own name and own scent.  What more could a little girl…

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February 18, 2019

What to pack for Center Parcs

This half term, we are going back to the lovely Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest.  We visited Center Parcs for the first time last February half term and fell in love with the place!  And with only 4 more sleeps to go, I decided to write a What to pack for Center Parcs post, not only for advice to others but also a guide (and a reminder!)…

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February 15, 2019

OhMyGold LDN Personalised Foil Print *Review*

AD GIFTED | If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I love making memories and showcasing them in any form I can, whether that be canvas art, framed photos or even wood prints.  A few weeks ago, I came across something a little bit different, unique and fun – personalised foil prints! OhMyGold is a small business that was created by the lovely Jade.…

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February 13, 2019

Romantic cities in Europe – My Top Three

AD GIFTED | There are so many places I would love to visit in the world – too many to list!  But if I had to pick my top three romantic cities in Europe I would have to choose Venice, Rome and Paris.  I haven’t been to any of these mind, however something about these inviting cities stands out, and I cannot wait to visit…

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February 11, 2019

Disneyland Paris Trip Report 2018 Last Day

Day 7 – Our last Day and Travel Day If you haven’t already please check out my full trip report starting with Day 1 and 2! Woke up feeling super sad that it was our last day and we have to go home!!!  But, we had all packed the night before whilst the kids slept, so we felt organised and had the car packed up…

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February 9, 2019

Pyjama Factory *Review*

GIFTED AD | I love nothing more that wearing pyjamas, the kids included.  In the last few months, Matt has also jumped on the band wagon and has found his love for pyjamas too.  I mean, what’s not to love?  Coming home from a busy day out or being at work, and slipping into a pair of freshly washed pyjamas…bliss! When Pyjama Factory got in…

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February 8, 2019

My UK Travel Bucket List

Ok, so we all have a travel bucket list.  And whilst I absolutely love to travel abroad, I have begun to learn how beautiful country really is.  So lets slow things down a bit, and focus on the Uk itself.   There are many cities and places of interest I haven’t been lucky enough to visit yet, and now that I have kids, it has…

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February 7, 2019

Valentines Gift Guide for Men and Women 2019

GIFTED AD | It’s that time of year where the shop windows are full of Valentines displays and the panic sets in as to what to buy your other half (or if you are a singleton, what to buy yourself!)  I love any excuse for a celebration, and I love to give, whether it’s a small token or something that is really special and sentimental.…

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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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