Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you all had 2 great weeks. We did FANTASTIC with 122 link ups! THANK YOU ALL so much for being part of the linky! I really appreciate your support. For new people joining us this week, I really hope you like #KCACOLS and that you come back again next time! You can also find out more about this linky in the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
We had a great 2 weeks. We went away to Ellerby & Whitby in Yorkshire and it was lovely. We have not been away like this as a family since Durham last year and it was so much fun! The girls are growing up now and travelling is getting better although I sometimes wish Sienna was a little bit older to have the perfect trip but even though she is 2 and still a toddler we really enjoyed our time away!
Each week I love sharing a couple of photos from my week on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
I love this photo of my little girls after waiting for this cute little chick to hatch from its egg! Look at those faces full of excitement! This photo just shows me how lucky we are to be able to review toys that will bring huge smiles to my little girl's faces! It is the best job ever! We received the latest toy from Character Toys, Little Live Pets Hatching Chick and as you can see they loved it! Check my review if you would like to read more about it! (link clickable on my bio) Do you also love when you see your little ones so excited after playing with a new toy? #littlelivepets
#KCACOLS ON INSTAGRAM
Thank you so much for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. There are now 4,665 photos! Yay! It is lovely to see all your photos there! I would love it if more of you could use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we all also spread some love there! As I mentioned before, I am featuring a photo from the community that has caught my eye since the last link up. Because we have a fortnightly linky, I have decided to feature 2 photos from the IG #kcacols community instead of one so we can all enjoy your photos even more!
This time I’m featuring photos by:
- MADDY from The Speed Bump
2. WENDY from Naptime Natter
This little one is just the cutest thing. He's teething like a monster at the minute but is also becoming quite the chatterbox. We are just chilling on the bed, he's telling me stories and giving me the most gorgeous smiles. Making the most of these happy moments before those nasty teeth start causing problems again 💕
KCACOLS CROWD FACEBOOK GROUP
THANK YOU to all of you that have joined the #KCACOLS CROWD Facebook Group. You can join us here. Also if you do join, please send me a direct message with the name of your blog so then I know who you are without having to figure out your blog name 🙂
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
By Thursday, we had about 42 posts that needed more comments and by Friday night this number was reduced to 20. We had about 20 people that hadn’t commented on the post linked up before theirs on Thursday but this was reduced to 12 by Friday night. Today, I reminded people about commenting on that post and it has reduced more. I’m not sure if we managed to get all posts with 4 comments because some posts still have pending comments that need to be approved but I think we have done a good job! I love that we have a community where you are all keen to help and share the love.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE NEW CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is now a fortnightly linky. It will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 150 link ups, whichever comes first.
The rules will be the same, the only difference is the amount of time that the linky will be open for. The co-hosts and I will be allowed to change our posts on the following Saturday after the linky is live. Please be aware of these changes during the second week.
I would suggest that you link up one post each week so you will be able to share something different and current each week. I will also be more strict regarding commenting on the post before yours.
I’m not tweeting individual people once the linky is live but I will tweet the people that have been featured and mentioned. I’ll also post a link to the new linky post on the Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. And of course, I will email all of you the link. If you could also share it by clicking the link below that would be FABULOUS!
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEW LINKERS:
PLEASE START with commenting on the post linked up before yours FIRST and then comment on any other posts as much as you would like. Also, use the hashtag #KCACOLS when commenting (this is indeed very important so I can then see how many comments you are doing and then be able to feature you in my linky post which is always great for you as you get a backlink which helps improve your DA).
Thank you so much for all your comments on the host posts and the linky post. As always, I have read and liked all your comments! We will do our best for you to receive a comment from someone on behalf of the linky (either the co-hosts or me).
MONTHLY GUEST CO-HOST
This week the “monthly” guest co-host will be MARIA from Suburban Mum. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be re-tweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@suburb4nmum) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Baby Feeding Issues: 6 ways to help reflux and constipation linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM PREVIOUS LINK
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to JADE from The Parenting Jungle and KATE from The Hippy Christian Mum for helping me with the commenting this week! They have co-hosted before so as expected they did a wonderful job. I really enjoyed having them! They have been FANTASTIC! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My second guest co-host for this week is HANNAH from Mrs Morgan Plus 3. This is the fist time that I’m having Hannah co-hosting the linky. I love having new people helping me. I get to know them more and they get to know more about how this linky works. Hannah has linked up with us for a long time. She has a lovely blog. Please give her some love. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@mrsmorganplus3) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, My Top Toys for 1 year olds linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
My second guest co-host this week is ANN from Rainbows are too Beautiful. I’m super excited to have Ann as my co-host for the first time too. She has been part of this linky for a long time and it was lovely to finally have her as my co-host this week. She has a lovely blog where she tells her views of having an autism family. She is lovely! Please give her social media accounts some love (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@rainbowsaretoo) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, What I see now my autistic sons are at school linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person who commented the most this last link up was again BREAD from Winging It. Hurrah! I love seeing Bread at the top. She always takes the time to comment so much which is really nice of her! I’m sure by now you are very familiar with both her blogs (Winging It & Weird and Important). She is amazing! She has commented on 74 posts! Thank you so much, BREAD! One of her posts from last week was Adventures In Mush. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was NADINE from Making Her Mama. Oh how exciting it is to see new faces in the top 3 commenters. Nadine has just joined us for the first time and she has shared so much love already! I love when this happens. It is really lovely to see how quickly people understand our lovely community! She commented on 44 posts! Thank you so much, NADINE! Her post from last week was Is Your Toddler Tired and Grumpy? Welcome to Tired Toddler Town. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was KIMBERLEY from Oh Just My Little Blog. I’m so happy to see Kimberley within the top 3! I love that she has commented so much! She has been linking up with us for some time which is really nice! She commented on 43 posts! Thank you so much, KIMBERLEY! One of her posts from last week was, Things I was grateful for in January. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Bread, Nadine and Kimberley were BECKY from Mommy and Rory with 32 comments, HELEN from Talking Mums with 27 comments and AMIE from Mum’s The Word with 24 comments. Thank you so much, lovely ladies!!! 🙂
Please do not forget to follow and check out the #KCACOLS Pinterest Board. We have pinned all your posts from last week’s linky so please go and have a look. There are some great posts that deserve a read!
Now let’s carry on with the linky:
Every 2 weeks I will choose 6 people who have commented A LOT within the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned on my fortnightly Saturday linky post. This means that 6 people will get a backlink on my new linky post every other Saturday!
1. Be sure to grab the #KCACOLS badge which can be found below or on my sidebar. Simply copy the code from the box below the badge and add it to the text/html at the bottom of your post or place it on your blog sidebar.
2. You can link up to 2 posts. I recommend you to link up one post each week to get the most of the linky.
3. You can share anything that you would like. It is open to absolutely any subject and also you can link up posts that are old or new. You are allowed to link up another linky ONLY if it is a promotional post about the linky and you can do this only once and I expect you to put my badge or a link to my linky and of course to follow the rules regarding commenting.
4. Comment on:
- one of the hosts’ posts (choose one that you would like to comment).
- the monthly guest co-host post.
- the guest co-hosts posts.
- the post which is linked up immediately before yours.
- and finally, any other post that you would like to comment on.
That way everybody receives at least two comments (one from the host/guest co-hosts and one from others).
5. This linky will be open every other Saturday from 10 pm and will remain open until the following 2nd Wednesday at 08.00 pm or until we reach 150 link ups, whichever comes first.
6. If you would like us to tweet your post that is absolutely fine, just tweet your link to me @WithFranca, Maria @suburb4nmum, Hannah @mrsmorganplus3 and Ann @rainbowsaretoo and we will retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting your posts!! 🙂
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