Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 64 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! 🙂
Since I arrived back from Mexico, I have pretty much been in bed! I got severe sinusitis which gave me 40 degrees of fever. I was really struggling to move. I don’t remember when I felt that bad before. It was awful! The fever wouldn’t go down at all and I was taking paracetamol and ibuprofen every few hours. Thankfully II got an emergency call back from the GP and they prescribed antibiotics which I took for 1 week. I am now feeling much better and definitely more like myself!
That is why I have not done anything too exciting this couple of weeks as I had to cancel a few events that I had already organised as well as turn down a few events I was asked to go. The good thing is that I had to force my body to rest. I guess that was actually something that I needed for a long time. I hope this freezing cold weather and snow that we are having this weekend won’t bring any illness again because as soon as the temperatures go down we all start feeling ill again!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
*ISLAS MARIETAS* As I promised on my previous post, this is a photo of my friends and I inside the Islas Marietas. This beach is a dream to visit! It is beautiful and of course unique! It took us 1 hr to get there but it is definitely worth it! We were only allowed to stay there for 20 minutes so it was a quick visit. Have you seen something like this before? Have you visited Islas Marietas before? #puertovallarta #mexico #travelling #travelblogger #visitingmexico #islasmarietas #themarietaislands #traveler #trip
*I FEEL CLOSER TO MY FAMILY WHEN I WEAR THIS NECKLACE FROM MERCI MAMAN* It is not a secret that I am a big fan of the jewellery offered by @mercimamangifts They have such a lovely collection that I honestly would like to buy all their pieces! What I like the most is that you can personalise your pieces which makes them even more special. This is an Eternity Trio Necklace in 925 Sterling Silver. I decided to choose a longer chain as I really wanted to display it even more over my clothes. And of course, I personalised it. The small circle was engraved with Sienna's name. The second circle was engraved with Bella's name and last but not least, the large circle was engraved with Nick and I's names. This necklace has become my favourite necklace. I literally wore it all the time when I was away in Mexico because I felt closer to my family. It is very sentimental. That is why I love this brand because it transforms a lovely piece of jewellery into something completely special to you. I am certain this will be a perfect gift for Mother's Day. I am sure that whoever receives this gift will be very grateful. Do you have a Merci Maman necklace? What do you think of this design? Could it be a nice option for a Mother's Day gift? #mercimaman #mercimamanfits #gifted #necklace #mothersday
#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 LAURA from Dot Makes 4. See her photo below:
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 64 link ups and I am so happy with that! It is nice to see more people joining us lately. We had about 14 posts that needed more commenting. Unfortunately, it didn’t reduce as much by Saturday but there were just a few that needed more than 2 comments to reach 4 comments per post. The great news is that we had 51 posts with 4 or more comments and that is fantastic anyway! Regarding the people that have not commented the post before theirs, we got 16 people on Thursday but it was reduced to 13 by today. I have mentioned this to them so I hope this number is reduced very soon.
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 VICKY from The Mummy Bubble. I’m super excited to have Vicky co-hosting with me for the first time. She has been linking with us for a while now but she has not co-hosted with me before. I have met her in person and she is really lovely. I am so happy we can co-host this time. I have mentioned her and featured her so many times as she is really kind with all her comments. Vicky is a married mum of a baby and a toddler. She has a parenting and lifestyle blog for mamas of young children, offering parenting SOS tips and funny tales from the frontline of motherhood. Please give her some love to her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@TheMummyBubble) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, In the battle of the boobs, we all lose 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 KERRY from Blissful Domestication. Kerry has co-hosted with me a few times already. It is lovely to have her help me with the linky again. She has a baking, cooking and crafty blog. She is a mum of 2 and a step mum of 1. She is passionate about encouraging creativity and imagination in others especially children. 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 (@blissfulkerry) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Make Your Own Peg Butterflies 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 CAROL from Virtually All Sorts. I am so excited about this! Carol has joined the linky before but she stopped for a while so it is really nice to see her back and in that way! She has done a fantastic job commenting on so many of your lovely posts that she is in the top 3 commenters! Hurrah! She has commented on 58 posts! Thank you so much, Carol! Her post from last week was Time For A Dose Of Happiness In #HighlightsofHappy Blog Linky. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was FRANKIE from Thoroughly Modern Grandma. It is so lovely to see Frankie back to the top 3 commenters. She was at the top last time for the first time and now she has done so many lovely comments to your posts so she is now featured for the second time! Yeey! She has commented on 49 posts! Super! Thank you so much, FRANKIE! Her post from last week was Afternoon Tea At Claridge’s. Please go and give her post more love if you can!
The third person who commented a lot was BREAD from Queer Little Family. She is back in the top 3 commenters again! She is FANTASTIC! She does so many lovely comments every linkup which is really nice. It is wonderful to have her as part of our little community! She has commented on 35 posts! HURRAH! One of her posts from last week was My Ten Favourite Friends Episodes. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Carol, Frankie and Bread were MADELINE from This Glorious Life with 15 comments, LYDIA from Holidays, Hellidays and the journeys with 14 comments and LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster with 13 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Honest Kids Drinks & The Thirst For The Great Outdoors Guide and 10 Reasons To Visit Kauai Island In Hawaii 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, VICKY @TheMummyBubble and KERRY @blissfulkerry 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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