Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 58 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! 🙂
The previous version of the Inlinkz system I was using has now expired so I am using the new version for the first time for this new linkup. I am not familiar with it so we will all have to learn how it works together. If you have any issues please let me know. I hope all goes well.
Happy Valentines Day for Thursday! I hope you had a lovely day! We wanted to go out for dinner and a movie but I lost my voice so we changed our plans and just went to get a dessert with the girls instead.
We have been busy finishing our re-decoration of the flat. I finally got a new vanity desk with a Hollywood mirror and makeup organiser trays and drawers. So now I have everything in one place. I am so excited to have light when I do my makeup! I was so tired of doing it sitting down on the floor with minimum light. I am so happy! We also have my niece visiting us this month, so we have been busy going out and about with her.
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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NEW LIVING ROOM LOOK For the past few weeks we have been working on giving our living room a new look. I was a bit fed up with how it was and I really needed to change the sofa. It was very worn. We let it get like that (we'd had it for about 9 years) because we were worried the girls would destroy any new furniture we would have. They are 8 and 4 now, so still young, but we think they now understand things better so this year, we decided to change it. We went to @ikeauk and bought a dark grey corner sofa bed which is great for when we have guests. We also got a nest of tables which is very handy to have as well as another handy small table which allows you to hide a power adapter inside it (as it has a hidden cable run at the back) so we can charge mobiles, laptops, etc. We also got some new cushions. Finally we decided to hang our recently family photoshoot photos from @splentoapp . Thanks to @charlieburgioph that captured our family amazingly well, we got such beautiful photos that we had to have them on display so I ordered a wall display of canvases with 5 of the photos that I love the most. I am so happy about the results and I feel so excited to chill out in our living room for now on. What do you think? How often do you change the look of your home? #homedecor #livingroom #sofabed #canvases #livingroom
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*I CANNOT STOP SMILING* This is my favourite place right now! 😃 I couldn’t tell you how long I have dreamt of having a vanity desk! OMG, I cannot stop smiling when I see that I finally have one! The days of me sitting on the floor to get ready with a little light and feeling so uncomfortable are now gone! Hurrah! And not only that, now I get to have all my makeup organised in one place. All the foundations together, all concealers together, all blushes together etc. I am so excited! Before I didn’t even know what I had or where the things were! Now I can easily choose what make up I want to wear! Hurrah! I know this might sounds silly to you as there are more important things in life but I’m not ashamed to say this makes me incredibly happy! 😃 Do you have a vanity desk? How do you organise your makeup? #vanitydesk #ikea #makeup
#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 am so excited that we have more than 11.9k photos that have used the hashtag! I am thrilled! 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 HAYLEY from Devon Mama. See her photo below:
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Public service announcement: don’t start scrolling through your phone photo album if you want to achieve anything else that day. Got lost down the rabbit hole of baby photos that give me ALL the feels. Where does the time go?! How did my baby get so big?! And most importantly, why don’t I ever get to nap like this?!! #chillinlikeavillain #anykindofnapwouldbenice ps. Totally forgot how bald she was. Rocking the monk style hair do there.
KCACOLS CROWD FACEBOOK GROUP
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 58 link ups. We had 1 post that needed more comments on Friday. But by Saturday morning we reduce this to 0 posts. YEEE! So all the 58 posts that were linkup had 4 or more comments! That is AMAZING! I am so happy about that! Thank you so much for all your comments!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 13 people on Thursday. By Saturday morning we reduced this number to 11. Not the best to be honest and about 7 people have not done even one comment within the linky. From these 7 linkers, at least 2 emails will be blocked for the new linkup so they won’t be able to link up again.
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
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to SARAH from Digital Motherhood and MAINY from Myrealfairy.com for helping me with the commenting this week! They have done a fantastic job! It was lovely co-hosting with them!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My first co-host this week is LANA from Finding Inspiration In The Chaos. This is the first time that Lana is co-hosting with us. She has joined the linky a few months ago only but she has been very supportive of the linky so I am very excited to have her helping me this time. Lana has a parenting blog. She is 32 years old and has a degree in Elementary Education. She is a wife and a mother to two little boys, ages 5 and 2. Her blog is her way of finding herself again and learning to be grateful in every moment, even the sticky, messy ones. She shares her everyday experiences as well as the ups and downs moments. 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 (@LanaPummill) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 9 Ways To Cope With Divorce 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 ROBYN from Peachy and Clementine. Robyn has already co-hosted with me a few times the last 2 years. I am very happy to have her again! She is from Ontario, Canada. Peachy and Clementine is a lifestyle/family/parenting blog written from the perspective of Peachy the blogging toddler and Clementine the blogging baby, with just a little assist from their Mommy. They share their lives, funny stories, recipes, product reviews, parenting tips, DIY projects, and more. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@peachy_diary) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Saving Memories and Funny Feet linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
Note: Just a quick note to mention that Lana from Finding Inspiration In The Chaos was at the top with 55 comments but because she is a co-host this week I am featuring Malin who was after her)
The person who commented the most this week was MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin. It is great to see Malin back at the top 3 commenters. She has always done fantastic with her lovely comments! I really appreciate her support. She has done fantastic commenting on 52 posts! BRILLIANT! Thank you so much, MALIN! One of her posts from last week was A January Walk on the Scotney Castle Estate Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented the most this week was JENNA from Northern Bird. I am so happy to see Jenna in the top 3 commenters again. This will be her third linkup being within the top 3 in a row. She has been amazing with her commenting. She has commented on 50 posts! HURRAH! Thank you so much, JENNA! One of her posts from last week was Restaurant Review: Elmwood Farm – Sheffield. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was MRS J from Typical Mummy This is great! I am so excited to see her back within the top 3 commenters too. She is a relatively new linker (just a few months) and she is doing great! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 44 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was 10 Activities To Get The Kids Outdoors This Winter. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Malin, Jenna and Mrs J were SHEILA from Empty Next Lifestyle with 28 comments, TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum with 26 comments and RACHEL from Kids, Cuddles and muddy puddles with 23 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 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, LANA @LanaPummill and ROBYN @peachy_diary and we will retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting on your posts!! 🙂
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