October 27, 2018

Managing anxiety – My Wellness Toolbox Book Review

How do we all deal with managing anxiety?  I’ve suffered with anxiety for as long as I can remember.  Looking back to when I was a little girl I used to worry.  Of course, not in the same way as I do as a grown up. But I can recall exactly how I felt if I had an approaching test, sports day or if friendship…

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October 24, 2018

Date Night at The Bulls Head in Meriden

I live on the outskirts of Birmingham, and because of this, I have the real luxury of having some wonderful restaurants on my door step.  I love venturing out into the city, but I equally love visiting places to dine in and around the surrounding countryside.  The gastro country pub The Bulls Head in Meriden is a lovely village and not far from Solihull.  It…

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October 23, 2018

Disney On Ice presents Dream Big 2018

I cannot imagine a life without Disney.  Seriously!  I have been a huge fan since I was a little girl and now with three kids, I love passing on the magic to them too.  Disney On Ice Dream Big arrived into Birmingham on Friday 19th October 2018 and I was literally overwhelmed to be invited to the opening evening.  This meant so much to me…

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October 22, 2018

#ACEforschool Challenge with ACE stain remover

If you are parents of a child that is of school age, you will know the hell that comes with their school uniform and the array of stains after a busy day at school.  Whilst I know it means they are being creative and having fun, it isn’t that fun trying to remove the stains out of them.  The white shirts and polo shirts show…

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Baby Boy’s Cloud themed Bedroom

Back in March 2018, I wrote a post on Baby K’s bedroom. His cloud themed bedroom is now complete and I just love it.  It’s simplistic, clean and fresh looking.  I really love that look and want to hold on to it for as long as we can, before the demands of Paw Patrol wallpaper -YIKES! Baby K’s room is the smallest bedroom in our…

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October 18, 2018

Autumn Wear with Femme Luxe Part 2

My latest post showcasing my autumn wear with femme luxe featured a fine knit nude jumper.  This time, I am sharing with you something a little bit different.  I am still keeping in line with knitwear, but this time I have gone for something a little bit thicker and warmer. I love a jumper in autumn/winter. It really is an easy style that can be…

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October 17, 2018

She jumped out of a plane!! A Skydive Story

Earlier this year, my sister Claire decided she wanted to do a skydive in memory of her son Jamie who passed away in 2004.  Now knowing my sister, this is totally out of her comfort zone.  I know that this would be a huge deal for her.  And it was.  I certainly couldn’t do it so I know she is extremely brave to attempt to…

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October 15, 2018

Autumn Wear with Femme Luxe Part 1

I love discovering new fashion websites when online shopping and I had not discovered Femme Luxe until recently.  Femme Luxe offers online shoppers an array of clothing items that suit all figures, styles and budget.  The UK brand aim to give you the opportunity to add a little bit of luxury to your wardrobe, whether that be a new dress for a night out or…

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October 10, 2018

Family Dining in with Marks and Spencer’s Italian Range

It is no secret of mine that I love Marks and Spencer food.  For us, it is a real treat to shop at the food hall and we do this for special occasions or around Christmas time. So when Marks and Spencer got in touch for me to review their new Italian range that has recently launched, I knew this would be a real treat!…

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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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