Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 50 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 will have a 2-week break over Christmas and the New Year so this will be the last link up of 2017! We will be back on Saturday 6th January 2018 with some changes. From 2018, I won’t have a monthly co-host anymore. Maria & Tracey have been super helpful this past year and I feel so grateful for having them support me with this linky but they are incredibly busy lately and they won’t be able to help me anymore. This means that I will go back to having 2 guest co-hosts every 2 weeks.
I, therefore, hope to see you all back on Saturday 6th January with all the new energy for the start of the new year!! I would like to wish you, the lovely #KCACOLS community, a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
*MOCCIS - LUXURY HAND-SEWN SWEDISH MOCCASINS* I love the feeling of cosiness that you get during the winter! Since I was little I learnt from my mother to get comfy as soon as you arrive home. So I always get my shoes off and wear slippers! I love that feeling! If the slippers are cute and at the same time they keep you warm they are a keeper! This is what you can get from @mocciscouk because they are long so your feet get even more protected from the cold. Their designs are fun and playful in style and high quality. They have a luxurious non-slip leather sole, supersoft comfortable fit and invisible support strap with stayon technology. Sienna and I were sent a pair to try at home and we have had a lot of fun with them! We are absolutely in love with ours! If you would like to find out more you can read my blog post here (https://www.amomentwithfranca.com/moccis-luxury-hand-sewn-swedish-moccasins) or by clicking the link in my bio! ☺️ Also check it out for the chance to WIN YOUR OWN PAIR! 🎉 Do you like wearing slippers too? Do you own a pair of Moccis? #Ad #Giveaway #Moccis #slippers #family
*FAMILY PHOTO* It is not easy to take a family photo where we are all happy and that we like. I really love this photo that was taken with the Sony #xperia XZ1 which I am testing atm thanks to @tots100 & @sony that takes amazing selfies (check my first impressions post in my bio for more details)! Even though Sienna isn’t smiling, she was very happy and excited because we were about to go on the @nhm_icerink . We love doing these types of activities as a family! It is so much fun! We did it last year and it was fun too but Sienna was a bit too little. This year was better as she was able to wear proper ⛸ and we managed to rent a 🐧 too so she was much happier! And Bella, OMG, she was amazing this year! I was impressed to see how much better at skating she was! She lasted the whole 50 minutes session with daddy! Sienna as expected only lasted 30 minutes but it was more than enough for a 3 year old so we left and waited at the Ice Rink Cafe happily eating a chocolate cake with cup of ☕️ for me and babyccino with Lemon Drizzled Cake for Sienna! It was yummy! 😋 Do you like ice skating with your family? #ad #iceskating #icerink #sony #phone #naturalhistorymuseumlondon #familyphoto
#KCACOLS ON INSTAGRAM
Thank you so much for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. It is lovely to see 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! I am featuring 1 photo from the community that has caught my eye since the last link up. This time I’m featuring BECKY from Mommy and Rory. See below her photo:
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 🙂
NOTE: you can promote your posts and social channels there too because we host different threads to support each other so that is another reason to join us!
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
Unfortunately, we still have 12 posts with less than 4 comments. I was hoping to have all posts with more than 4 comments each this last link up but we didn’t manage this time. Let’s hope we do better for this last linkup!
The linky will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 100 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 KCACOLS Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. I will of course, 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 by 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, Festive Family Fun at the Kingston Christmas Market linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM THE PREVIOUS LINK UP
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to SARAH from Digital Motherhood andKELLY ANNE from Mimi Rose and Me for helping me with the commenting this week! They haven’t co-hosted with me before and they did fabulous! It was lovely having them! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first co-host this week is LAURA from Mummy Lauretta. Laura has not co-hosted this linky before so it will be lovely to have her for the last linkup of the year! She has a parenting blog. She has 2 identical twins with her Italian partner, Matteo. She started her blog to share her experiences as a mother of twins. I met Laura a couple of months ago at a blogging conference and she was really lovely! I am really looking forward to co-hosting the linky with her. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@MummyLauretta) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Memories of words & events fade but the feelings stay with you forever 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 KELLY from And Jacob Makes Three. This is also the first time that Kelly is co-hosting with me which makes it super exciting for me! She has a parenting and lifestyle blog. She is 30-years-old and she has a little boy called Jacob. She blogs about pregnancy and life with a baby. Her posts are a mixture of tips and tricks that she has found as a parent, reviews of products she loves and hates, and the ups and downs of motherhood. I am also really looking forward to co-hosting with her. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@andjacobmakes3) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Does My Toddler Need Lots of Christmas Presents? linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person who commented the most was BREAD from Queer Little Family. OMG, she is amazing! She is at the top for a second week in a row and she is within the 3 top commenters for the 3rd time in the last 3 linkups! WOW! How fantastic is that! We love her! She was AMAZING commenting on 42 posts! Yay! One of her posts from the last link up was Fifteen Months Old: Walking, Talking and Post-Nap Terrors Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was VICKY from The Mummy Bubble. I’m so excited to have Vicky within the top 3 commenters again! I met her a couple of weeks ago and it was so lovely to put a face to a name. And she is of course really lovely too. She is so generous with her commenting. She has done a FANTASTIC job. She has commented on 20 posts! Hurrah! One of her posts from the last link up was Dear Me Before Babies. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster. You are not going to believe how excited I am to have Lisa here. I have mentioned her so many times in the past months but this is the first time I am actually featuring her. She is so supportive of the linky so I am delighted to have her name within the top 3 commenters this last linkup! She has been so supportive of this linky for a long time! She has commented on 17 posts! Super! Her post from last week was Oh, she’s got pipes. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Bread, Vicky and Lisa were LAURA from Mummy Lauretta with 12 comments, KATE from Along Came Poppy with 11 comments and ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World with 10 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up My Christmas Dinner Traditions and Wonder Multimedia Screening & Introducing The Kindness Elves so I hope you like them! 😉
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 100 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, LAURA @MummyLauretta and KELLY @andjacobmakes3 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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