Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 49 link ups last time! 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 on the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
How are your holidays going? I am not going to lie, I have been enjoying the time with my eldest daughter (my youngest still goes to nursery) however 3 weeks off is way too long for me! I am now really looking forward to school starting again on Tuesday! What about you?
We had 2 busy weeks but especially because we have been visiting family. We went away 2 weekends in a row and it was super fun. My girls were so happy! We took our scooters with us so it was super cool to explore the area. I love the fresh air in the countryside! Bella and I attended a few events together which was lovely. We went to watch The Mousetrap which I can highly recommend you to go with your kids (age recommended is 7+). Bella loved it. We also went to Hamley’s store for a Luvabella event and lucky Bella got one to take home. She was over the moon! We then spent half of the day there learning about new toys.It is so much fun, you can stay there for hours! The only downside is that you then end up spending money! I told Bella that the things she got were towards her upcoming birthday, so it was all good! 🙂
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
*EASTER* We have spent a lovely Easter weekend with the family! It is always nice to go away from London for a few days and feel the fresh air of the English countryside. It is for sure a lovely feeling! The girls really enjoyed the company of their grandparents and they had so much fun together. We don’t see each other that often but when we manage to do it, we definitely get the most of it. We have been doing egg hunts, having lots of bike and scooter rides, playing many family games, soft play visits and especially we have been eating a lot of Chocolates, Lol! This picture was taken at @willowsactivityfarm during an egg hunt. We went there last weekend and the girls had so much fun! They have so many activities for the kids to do which is amazing! They ended up so tired and ready for bed at the end of the day which meant that Nick and I had the evening to enjoy! Hurrah for that! 😂 #easter #easteregghunt #egghunt #familytime #weekendaway #visitinggrandparents #farm #easteratwillows
*FAMILY TIME* We spent Easter in the countryside at the in laws where we had a lovely time. We brought our scooters and Bella keeps a bike there so we rode around the village and park which was so much fun. We really enjoyed spending some time together as a family and exploring the area more. Lately I am trying to take more photos of the 4 of us together so we can keep all of our family photos in one place. It is not always easy to do when you are out and about but I am glad we managed to get a few photos together this time. Now that Sienna is growing up, it is a bit easier to do things like this! It is not the perfect photo but I love it because we are all happy smiling which is what counts! Love my little family so much! 🙂 Do you like going for a ride with your family? #familytime❤ #family #familyphototime #familytimeisthebest #familyselfietime
#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 RUTH from Mummy and the Mexicans. See her photo below:
Close-up experience with a giraffe... This giraffe didn't take his eyes off the feeding bucket for a second! #zoowameru #daysoutwithkids #outdoorkids #naturekids #funseekingkids #outdoorsandhappy #runwildmychild #letthemexplore #wildandbravelittles #explorerkids #curiouslittleexplorer #chasingnature #lovelifeoutside #playfreemylove #freespiritedchildhood #mylifeincolor #mycolorstory #everydaymagic #capturingcolor #flashesofdelight #thehonestlens #visualcrush #mummyshot #kcacols #rememberingthesedays #happylittlebuttons #littlefierceones #childhoodunplugged #mydarlingmemory #rawchildhood
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
We got 49 link ups this time. Not as much as the previous link ups but I won’t worry much as we are on Easter holidays at the moment so I suspect that we are all busy with the little ones around. We had about 8 posts that needed more commenting which actually got reduced to 2 posts by Friday morning. I was so excited about that. By Saturday we still had the same 2 posts but I am pretty sure it is because those posts will need some moderation. This means that we did a fantastic job this time with pretty much all posts getting more than 4 comments! Hurrah!
Regarding the people that have not commented the post before theirs, we got 9 people on Friday morning. By Saturday we managed to reduce this to 3 people which is fantastic! I think we have done a great job on this link up. Thank you all for being so generous with your comments! A lot of posts got a great number of comments which is lovely to see.
Also, remember to comment on the co-hosts posts. Please also be aware that I’m BLOCKING URLs/Emails of people that have joined the linky and have not commented on any posts for consecutive weeks. If you find I have blocked you by mistake, please contact me.
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 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).
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM THE PREVIOUS LINK UP
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My first guest co-host this week is AMIE from Mum’s The Word. This is the second time that I’m having Amie helping me to co-host the linky but this was like a year ago so I am really excited to have her again. She has been linking with us for a long time which is lovely. Amie has a parenting blog that she started 3 years ago. She lives in Cornwall with her partner and two gorgeous kids. She is a stay at home mum and loves sharing her journey through motherhood as well as doing loads of baking and crafts. 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 (@mumsthewordblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Cornwall Rocks! A New Craze On The Block linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My second guest co-host this week is MARIA from Suburban Mum. You all know Maria by now. She has been helping me with the linky for more than a year as my monthly co-host. Things got pretty busy for her so she couldn’t co-host on a monthly basis anymore but of course, once in a while, she is okay to help out. She is part of this linky for so long and I really appreciate all her support. Just for some new linkers that have not stumbled upon her blog, Maria has a family and lifestyle blog. She is married and has two handsome boys. She blogs about her family, the ups and downs of being a working mum and everything in between. I am so excited to have her again! Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (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, Craft Corner: Pom-Pom Birds 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 this week was JESSICA from Babi a Fi. I am so excited to have Jessica back in the top 3 commenters. She used to link up with us a lot before and I used to feature her on a regular basis which is why I am so happy to have her back and not only commenting a lot but commenting on most of your posts! Wow! This is just fantastic news! She has done a BRILLIANT job commenting on 41 posts! Amazing! Her post from last week was JD Williams – Together Maxi Dress. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can!
The second person who commented a lot was CAROL from Virtually All Sorts. This is fantastic news! I am so happy to have Carol in the top 3 commenters for another week! It is now 3 weeks in a row! Hurrah! She has been so lovely commenting on so many posts. She has commented on 40 posts! FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, CAROL! Her post from last week was 5 Reasons Pets Are Good For A Child. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was CASSIE from Gorgeous George’s Mama. This is wonderful news too! Cassie is a great supporter of this linky and she is so lovely! It is fantastic to see her joining Jessica and Carol in the top 3 commenters! She has been so kind commenting on so many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 23 posts! Super! Thank you so much, CASSIE! Her post from last week was Breakfast And Champagne At The Royal Hotel And Dr Legba’s Emporium Southend On Sea. Please go and give her post more love if you can!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jessica, Carol and Cassie were MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin with 17 comments, MADELINE from This Glorious Life with 13 comments and CHRISTY from Welsh Mum with 12 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
SPECIAL THANK YOU
I would like to say Thank You so much to Beth from Life as Mum who has commented on this link up with about 27 comments DESPITE her Not Linking Up with us this time. I thought that was a super generous gesture and I am so grateful for that! So I thought that I will mention her in this link up and let her know how much we all appreciate her lovely comments! Thanks, Beth, you ROCK!
For this week’s linky I am linking up Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: A Must See Musical! and L.O.L. Surprise Pearl Surprise Review 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 on the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned in 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 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, AMIE @mumsthewordblog and MARIA @suburb4nmum 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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