Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 60 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! 🙂
Finally, we got our routine back! The girls are back to school and nursery! I am now trying my best to catch up with my endless to do list! We had 2 interesting weeks with ups and downs. Sienna got very ill and we all ended up at the A&E. We didn’t get back home until very late in the middle of the night! It was a very tiring day for us! She had tonsilitis and an infection so she took antibiotics for 7 days! Thankfully she is good and healthy now, but we had a big scare!
We attended a few screenings, one for the girls: The Jungle Bunch and one for Nick and me: Victoria & Abdul. The latter was surprisingly good. It is with Judi Dench. It was released on Friday so if you have spare time you could have a date night with the other half too!
A film crew came to my house to do an interview for Toy Fair 2018. It was fun! I also had my first Google Hangout with Nutmeg by Morrisons which I really liked. I have never done this before and it was very cool. I love the new range from Nutmeg! You should check it out! We attended a Troll event organised by NOW TV and the girls had a blast! And finally, we did a super cool photoshoot for World Child Cancer. We loved being part of this campaign. It is such a fantastic cause and I feel so proud of my little girls contributing to it.
Finally, I would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my hubby! We had a lovely family day out today at Ham House near Richmond. It is part of the National Trust’s sites. It was really nice!
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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*OBSESSED* We have been trying the yummy #knoppers for the past few weeks and guess what: we are now obsessed with them! They are made with crispy baked wafers, a milky hazelnut filling and a chocolatey wafer coating. It is the light ‘in-between’ snack that won’t leave you feeling guilty as it only has 137 calories! Can you believe it? My girls can't get enough of them! It has become their favourite snack by far! Have you tried them yet? If not, you need to try them soon! You won't regret it! 😋 #ad #snack #waffles #storck
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This might sound a little bit funny but I can't live without sweetener. I always carry it with me everywhere I go. I'm not sure if this is because my dad is diabetic but I have this need to cut sugar and I substitute my intake with it as much as I can. I am always looking for natural products, so when @natvianaturalsweetener offered to send me some of their products, I was eager to check it out. Natvia is a Stevia sweetener made from 100% natural sources and it is the healthy alternative to artificial sweeteners and sugar. Would you like to try them too? If so, you can take part in a GIVEAWAY for the chance to #win a bundle of Natvia products. To find out more read the blog post here http://www.amomentwithfranca.com/natvia-the-100-sweetener or via the link in my bio. 🙂 Good Luck! #ad #natvia #natvianaturalsweetener #giveaway
#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:
- LAURA from Dot Makes 4
2. HELEN from Talking Mums
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
GUESS WHAT? For the first time in a long time we managed to get ALL POSTS with 4 or more comments! Hurrah! I am so happy we have achieved that! Thank you so much to all of you that have commented and of course to my fantastic co-hosts! I AM SO HAPPY!
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 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 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 is TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. Here are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@frazzledmumblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Tracey and the Motor Fairy: My Matched Betting Big Win 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 CASSIE from Gorgeous Georges Mama and SARA from Mind Your Mamma for helping me with the commenting this week! They both have co-hosted before and they have done a fantastic job! I enjoyed co-hosting with them! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-hosts this week are EPRIL & AMY from Eps and Amy. Eps & Amy have been regular linkers of kcacols for a few months now. I have featured and mentioned them before but they have not co-hosted with me before. This is their first time and I am very happy to have them. They blog about their hobbies and interests. They are a product tester & review team. They aim to share UK bargain deals, DIY, family, fitness, product & services review, food, fashion, beauty, health, money savings, lifestyle and travel blog. Please give some love to their social media accounts which are (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@eps_amy) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Chicken pox: early symptoms with photos 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 BREAD from Queer Little Family. BREAD has already co-hosted this linky before back in April. She enjoyed co-hosting so now she is back helping me these 2 weeks. She blogs about an LGBTQ family living on the edge of nowhere Wales. She has a gorgeous little boy called Snappy with her wife Bethend. I am very excited to have her again! Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@queerxfamily) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Five Weird Things About America 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 ANN from Rainbows are too Beautiful. It is so nice to have Ann back in the top 3 commenters list! She is always so supportive of this linky and I appreciate that a lot! She is fantastic! She has commented on 38 posts!! Yay! Thank you so much, ANN! One of her posts from last week was Tips to help sensory kids enjoy the garden. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
NOTE: the second person who commented a lot was Bread from Queer Little Family with 26 comments but because she is co-hosting with me this link up and I am already featuring her, I thought it will be nice to feature the next person in the list.
The second person who commented a lot was BETH from Life as Mum. So happy to have Beth on the top 3 commenters again! Hurrah! I love when people spread the love a lot in this linky and Beth is one them. She was FANTASTIC commenting on 20 posts! Thank you so much, BETH! Her post from last week was Our Month In August – Me and Mine And Our Adventures. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was RACHEL from Rachel Bustin. It is a lovely surprise to have Rachel in the top 3 commenters list. She joined the linky again after a long time and it is lovely to see her back like this! She did amazingly well spreading some love to this linky! She was great commenting on 18 posts! Her post from the last link up was Income And Stats Report For August 2017. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Ann, Beth and Rachel were RACHEL from Ordinary Hopes with 17 comments, FIONA from Coombemill with 13 comments and LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster with 12 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Introducing FEARNE by Fearne Cotton for Boots Mini Club and A Nice Morning Trolling Up With Now TV 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, TRACEY @frazzledmumblog, EPS & AMY @eps_amy and BREAD @queerxfamily 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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