Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 63 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! 🙂
It has been so long since the last linkup. I am now back from my holiday in Peru. It was so nice to be away and spend some time with my family. I really needed to disconnect a little bit and enjoy my time there. The purpose of the trip was to celebrate my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. Lately, it is not easy to celebrate a special occasion like this one. It is actually an achievement, so my siblings and I all wanted to get together and be with my parents. It was lovely and my girls had a great time!
I have been suffering from jetlag this week so I have been looking like a zombie, LOL! Two days after arriving home we were back attending events. Nick and I spent the night at London Zoo in their Gir Lion Lodges. It was such a surreal experience! We woke up with the lions roaring next to us! I really loved it! Then today I spent the day at a Mumsnet event and it was super nice to see some familiar faces. I loved the event and didn’t think I could learn more tips to improve my blog but I was wrong. It was very useful and everything was super valuable! I had a great time!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
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I am so happy to see my daughter enjoying her time in Peru! I don’t travel there very often so it is really nice to spend some time with my family and close friends! She is loving it every minute and now that she is 7 years old, she can understand things better. I have taken her to my childhood neighbourhood and school! It was lovely! I enjoyed showing everything to my daughter. It is important for me that she learns more about my Peruvian background! ☺️ Have you experienced the same situation? #daughtertime #family #peru #traveling
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*TERRIBLE THREE* I’m not sure who said that it should be called the terrible twos when in fact the threes are more terrible! 😜 My little Sienna is only 3 but she is full on! OMG, how much energy can a child have? She probably has the energy of a whole class of kids, LOL! She is very hyperactive and I sometimes wonder if she will ever slow down! However, even though she can be very tiring and demands attention 24/7, I wouldn’t change her for the world! I love how she is: very curious, smart, friendly and loving! She is very cute! I love her so much from here to the moon! Do you have kids like this? #terriblethree #kids #daughter
#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 2 photos from the community that have caught my eye since the last link up.
This time I’m featuring photos by:
- MADELINE from This Glorious Life
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Is it a common thing to not really see yourself in your children? I think it's the blond hair that really throws me off with mine, it just makes them look so different to me! What is also does though is make Nerys look so like her cousins, my sister's daughters. I love seeing that family resemblance when I look at her little face.
2. SUSAN from You are my sunshine
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
We still have 12 posts with less than 4 comments. I thought we might manage to get 4 comments per post this time with it being a long time but I guess I was wrong. I didn’t have the chance to chase the people that have not commented on the post before their post because I was out all day at the Mumsnet event and ran out of time. I will come back to checking this properly for this new link up.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is a fortnightly linky. It 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, Stocking Filler Ideas for Boys 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 EMMA from Me and B Make Tea and KATARZYNA from Oh Mummy Mia for helping me with the commenting this week! Katarzyna has not co-hosted before. And she was great! Emma was amazing as always! I really enjoyed co-hosting with them! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first co-host this week is MAINY from Myrealfairy.com. Mainy has been featured and mentioned before. She has co-hosted this linky a few times too. She has a lifestyle blog. She embraces the mystical, quirky, literary and the fairy-like. She is based in Dorset where she lives with her 2 gorgeous sons, partner and friends. She uses her blog to express her views on lots of different things that she likes and has an interest in. I’m looking forward to co-hosting with her again. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@myrealfairy) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Pre Empty Nest Syndrome? Is this What I have? 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 CASSIE from Gorgeous Georges Mama. Cassie has already co-hosted this linky in May, so it is not her first time helping me. She is so lovely and very supportive of this linky so I am so happy to have her here again. As I mentioned before when she co-hosted last time she has a parenting and lifestyle blog. 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 (@GorgeousGsmama) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, The Truth About Pregnancy 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. I am so happy to have Bread back to the top 3 commenting! She is always so generous with the commenting and I love her for that! She was fantastic commenting on 27 posts! Yay! One of her posts from the last link up was Opening Up And Being Open On World Mental Health Day. 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 super excited to have Vicky within the top 3 commenters! It is the first time that she is here which is fantastic! She joined this linky not long ago which makes it even more special! She has done a great job. She has commented on 17 posts! Super! One of her posts from the last link up was To the pregnant mum with a toddler. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was NICOLA from Mummy To Dex. I am so happy to have Nicola in the top 3 commenting this time! It is the 2nd time that we have seen her here! She was at the top of the commenting once back in March! It is lovely to have her back! She has commented on 16 posts! Yay! Her post from last week was 4 Nights in Mallorca with a Toddler. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Bread, Vicky and Nicola were KELLY from And Jacob Makes Three with 15 comments, BETH from Life as Mum with 11 comments and RACHEL from Ordinary Hopes with 11 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
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, MAINY @myrealfairy and CASSIE @GorgeousGsmama 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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