Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 36 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! 🙂
Happy bank holiday weekend and hello half term. The last couple of weeks have been busy. We celebrated Bella’s birthday and also my birthday. We both had two fun days. Bella celebrated at KidZania and I celebrated at a school party. I loved it because we even had a little bit of dance too. I enjoyed a few gin and tonics with some canapes and and had fun with some great company!
Last Sunday, Bella and I went to Covent Garden for a lovely meal at Tredwells and then to watch Matilda The Musical. We saw this show in 2016 and Bella loved it then so she was super excited to watch it again, especially because this time we had press tickets so we were able to get very close to the stage. We had a great time.
Meanwhile, last weekend, Sienna was busy attending 2 birthday parties. She seems to have so many parties lately. She has a better social life than me, LOL!
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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✨WHAT A NIGHT✨ Last night was great! The entertainment was a drag queen. It was different but fun! 😊 Nick and I don't tend to go out on our own much so we made the most of it and stayed until the end! We even had a dance! 💃 Not sure when was the last time we danced but we really enjoyed it. We definitely needed a night out like that. 🙌🏻 The only problem was that I don't have the same energy as when I was young so before midnight I was completely knackered! 😵 Today was hard to wake up. I felt so tired. 😴 But well, it was worth it because I had a fabulous time for my birthday! 🥳 So now half term has officially started. We are staying in London but we are looking forward to some quality family time! 👨👩👧👧 What are your plans for the half term? #birthdaycelebrations #party #fun #happytimes #turned42
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✨HAPPY 42nd BIRTHDAY TO ME✨🥳🥳 I’m officially a year older today! I turned 42 today! 😮 It is the start of a new year for me. I am grateful for all the good and positive things of the past, and I look forward to more blessings in the coming year. 🙌🏻 We are going to a party tonight, 💃 so I will glam up 👗, do my hair and make up! I want to feel wonderful 💫 (you should still feel young at 42! 😉) and celebrate properly tonight! Woohoo! 🥂 I look forward to another year of my life! 😃 So Happy birthday to me! 🥳🎉🎂 #birthdaygirl #turned42 #feelinggood #todayismybirthday
#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 12.5k 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 SUSAN from You are my sunshine. See her photo below:
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We are back from a day at the beach, pizza is in the oven, babies are freshly washed, we are in our jammies and we are watching Spiderman. I don't think there is a better way to spend a Thursday. I kept Alex and Emma home from school today as I was physically unable to get out of bed. Between morning stiffness and feeling like I'm made of out lead, there are days that I just cannot get up. I do think we had a better day together though. I recently had a conversation with someone who said that they thought I was much better because I was at the beach. The truth is that I am sicker now than I was a year ago, I just appear to be going downhill. However, I do not want Alex and Emma to remember their childhood as a time of me being unable to do anything or being asleep all the time, so I save my energy. I sleep during the day so that I can play in the evenings. I buy easy food to make so that we can cook together quickly. I spend 6 days recovering from a weekend at the beach, but that is okay because my two beautiful children get the best of me, when I can give it to them. Invisible illnesses are just that, invisible. We just pick the best of ourselves to put out there.
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had again 36 link ups. I was super happy to only have 2 posts that needed more comments on Thursday. I was worried about the commenting a few linkups ago and now it is so lovely to see that we are back as to how we used to be. And by today I am so happy to say that we managed to get all posts with more than 4 comments! Hurrah! That was amazing! Thank you so much!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 7 people and 1 person missed to use the hashtag on Thursday. By Saturday morning we reduced this number to 1 which is great as the other one was a comment that missed the hashtag.
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 RACHEL from Kids, Cuddles and muddy puddles. This is the first time that Rachel is co-hosting with me and I am super excited to have her. She joined the linky last year and she has been linking up with us on and off. Rachel has a parenting blog. She is a married mother of 2 and a part-time primary school teacher. Her son S (5) and daughter R (2) are the centre of her world and they are the inspiration for starting her blog! She shares the little things in life that make them happy. She also shares ideas of activities, trips out and things to do on a budget. Please give her 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 (@KidsCuddlesMP) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Wonderful Woodland Fun with Well Natured – Explore. Learn. Outdoors 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 before. 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, Transforming Kid Art Into Wall Art linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The first person who commented a lot was CRYSTAL from Sharing Life’s Moments. This is amazing news! I’m super happy to have Crystal at the top of the commenting for this linkup. She has done fantastic with her lovely comments! I really appreciate her support. She has commented on 31 posts! Her post from last week was How to Host a Magical Birthday Party for Your Child. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was JENNA from Northern Bird. And Jenna is also back in the top 3 commenters which is great! Hurrah! I am so excited to have her back. She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 30 posts! Thank you so much, JENNA! Her post from last week was Me, Mental Health And A Funny Story. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was KAREN from Twice Microwave Tea. It is also great to see Karen back within the top 3 commenters. She was mentioned a month ago and it was a lovely surprised. She did fantastic commenting on 22 posts! One of her posts from the last linkup was Do mermaids wear pants?. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Chrystal, Jenna and Karen were THERESE from ERF Mission with 21 comments, BREAD from My Queer Little Family with 17 comments and SARAH-MARIE from Tired But Crafty Mummy with 16 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Queens – A Fantastic Skating Family Day Out Experience and The Mousetrap – A Murder Mystery Play By Agatha Christie 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, RACHEL @KidsCuddlesMP 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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