Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 40 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! 🙂
This last couple of weeks have been crazy for us. We have been renovating the girls’ room and we finally finished. There are just a few little things to do but the main things are done. We are so pleased with it! The girls are loving their room and they are playing there a lot now. I managed to move all their toys from the living room to their room which was amazing!
Our next project is the living room. I have been decluttering a lot there as well as in the main bedroom. We are making some changes to both rooms which I am very excited about. We have been making a few trips to Ikea too to get a few things so I am very excited to see how it is going to look. I am thinking off doing a blog post about these renovations. I hope you like it.
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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*FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT* I know we all take many photos of our families on our phones these days, but there is something special about having pictures that have been taken professionally. We had a family photoshoot thanks to @splentoapp. They asked me to review their services and experience a session with one of their photographers. Splento is a company that can provide visual content on demand. You can book ahead for your event or family photoshoot or even book someone at really short notice Charlie, our photographer was lovely. He was great with my girls. It was very important to have the girls in the mood and happy for the photos, so that really helped. (Swipe left to see a photo of us with Charlie, 😃 ) We had so much fun that day. I really loved the experience of having a family photoshoot so I will definitely do it again. I have published my blog post with a lot of the photos taken that day, so if you would like to read more about our experience and have a look at the other photos you can see it HERE https://www.amomentwithfranca.com/a-super-fun-family-photoshoot-with-splento or by clicking the link in my bio 😃 Have you ever had professional photographs taken with your family? 📷 #Splento #family #familyphotoshoot #photoshoot #familyphoto #familyphotosession #review
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*LOVE PLAYING WITH DOLLS* My girls are obsessed with dolls. They can play with them all day long. It is so funny to watch all the scenarios they invent when they play together! I have noticed that they love to copy me which is so funny too! . I’m not sure how long will they enjoy playing with dolls (they are 8 and 4) but at the moment they are having such a blast which is lovely. 🙂 . Not long ago we were invited to a VIP Style Event with @designafriendofficial in Covent Garden. The girls got the chance to be pampered and be creative whilst surrounded by dolls. What’s not to love! Swipe up left to see more photos of the event. . After the event they each got a doll. Bella got Abi and Sienna got Holly. They are gorgeous dolls with silky hair. The girls love brushing their long hair and changing their clothes. . I have published a blog post with all the info about these dolls. If you would like to read it you can check it out HERE (https://www.amomentwithfranca.com/designafriend-dolls-the-perfect-collection-for-little-aspiring-fashionistas-review) or by clicking the link in my bio 🙂 . PS: My eldest daughter above is looking so grown up! Where did the time go? 😱 Soon she will be a teenager! It is crazy! I don't want this to happen yet! . Do your little ones also like playing with dolls? #designafriend #designafriendofficial #VIP #style #dolls #playingwithdolls
#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 11.7k 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 MADELINE from This Glorious Life. See her photo below:
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So that's the first 2 weeks back at school done. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anyone else have a child who keeps asking how long it is until half term?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momsofinstagram #unitedinmotherhood #momlifeisthebestlife #ohheymama #justmomlife #honestlymothering #momsofinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #ig_motherhood #parenthood_unveiled #dailyparenting #momentsinmotherhood #joyfulmamas #mynameismama #illuminatechildhood #stopdropandmom #watchthemgrow #worldoflittles #ukparentbloggers #welshparentbloggers #kcacols #happylittlebuttons
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 40 link ups. We had 8 posts that needed more comments on Friday. But by Saturday morning we reduce this to 3 posts. So we got 37 posts with 4 comments or more which is great! Thank you so much for all your comments!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 10 people on Thursday. By Saturday morning we reduced this number to 3. I thought that was great too!
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 MARIA from Suburban Mum and BREAD from Queer Little Family 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 guest co-host this week is KELLY-ANNE from Mimi Rose And Me. Kelly-Anne has helped me co-host the linky before several times. I have also mentioned and featured her before. She is lovely and she supports this linky a lot which is really nice. Kelly-Anne is a writer, blogger and mum to a beautiful girl called Amelia. She is married and together with her husband they have set up their home in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. She is a self-certified tea addict, a lover of the 50s, stationary and she eats way too much Haribo. I am very excited to have her again. 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 (@Mimiroseandme) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Yes, I Know My Daughter Needs A Sibling 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 ANN from Rainbows are too Beautiful. I’m also very excited to have Ann as my co-host again. She has also helped me co-host the linky several times. She has been a great supporter of this linky for a long time which is lovely. Ann has a parenting blog. She writes positive thoughts, ideas and experiences of life with her autistic and neurotypical kids and their greater family. Her children have also been diagnosed with ADHD, hypermobility, SPD, dyspraxia, anxiety and sleep issues. Her blog is a great source for people who are going through the same experiences. She is really nice! 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 (@rainbowsaretoo) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Keeping our sensory kids clean and Professor Scrubbingtons giveaway linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person who commented the most this week was JENNA from Northern Bird. I am so excited to see Jenna in the top 3 commenters. She has not only done a fantastic job commenting a lot but she has managed to be at the top! She joined the linky a few months ago but she stopped linking up, so now seeing her back and in this way it makes me super happy. She has commented on 35 posts! BRILLIANT! Thank you so much, JENNA! Her post from last week was What to do when a cat bites you – avoiding infection Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was LANA from Finding Inspiration In The Chaos. She is again part if the 3 top commenters! YEE! As I mentioned last time, she has been very consistent for the past few linkups which is lovely to see. She has been amazing commenting so many of your posts. She commented on 33 comments! One of her posts from the last link up was Mommy Self-Care: 5 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself In 2019 Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster. This is fantastic news! Lisa hasn’t been at the top 3 commenters since January last year, so exactly a year ago. She used to be within the top 3 commenters for a long time and then she took a step back and was more mentioned than featured so it is really lovely to see her back in the game again! She has been so lovely with her commenting. She has commented on 21 posts! Lovely! Her post from last week was Good Grief. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jenna, Lana and Lisa were JO from A Rose Tinted World with 13 comments, SARAH from Mummykind with 12 comments and TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum 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 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, KELLY-ANNE @Mimiroseandme and ANN @rainbowsaretoo 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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