Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! Hello and welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 47 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 last couple of weeks have been intense! We have been very busy. May is a month full of celebrations and anniversaries. One of those birthdays was mine! To celebrate I decided to pamper myself! I had a manicure and pedicure the day before. I bought a top that says: “May 1977: 41 years of being a Perfect Mixture of Princess and Warrior”, LOL! I also got my hair chopped very short and went out for a meal with Nick! It was a lovely day!
Last weekend we went to a My Little Pony event at Mudchute Farm on the Isle of Dogs in London. It was good fun for the girls. It was so sunny and warm that day too!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
*A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON AT THE SSE WOMENS FA CUP FINAL* We had such a fabulous afternoon at @WembleyStadium last Saturday. I was very excited to go but didn't know what to expect because we were going to be there for a few hours with the girls. I was worried they would get tired, especially Sienna who can get tired quickly and end up very grumpy. Thankfully we were in a wonderful box, very comfortable and super spacious so my girls were able to run around before the match started. It was a great VIP experience and we will remember it for a long time. My girls thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and to my surprise they didn't get bored or tired. They were quite hyper but they enjoyed every minute! We had a lovely time with @zenasuitcase and her lovely daughter, so the afternoon passed very quick with great company! I just want to say Thank You to @ssewomensfacup for having us and giving our daughters the opportunity to watch a fantastic real life inspirational game. To our surprise we thought Arsenal would win hence the red flags around, but the match ended Chelsea 3 Arsenal 1. Funnily, at half time my eldest daughter switched the paint colours she previously had in her face and body from red and white for Arsenal to blue and white for Chelsea, 😂! That was actually funny! Although, I had to explain that she should be more loyal to the team she supports! Bless her! She just wanted to cheer the winning team and feel like she was part of the party, LOL! Have you taken your kids to a football match before? #SSEWomensFACup #SSEWomensFACupFinal
*HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY MY BEAUTIFUL BELLA* Today my little Bella is turning 8! The time has flown by so quickly! I still remember the day that you were born. It took me 24 hrs to finally meet you but it was all worth it from the minute I saw your face! You have become such a caring, lovely, funny, sometimes hyper 😉 and so beautiful! You don't look like a little girl anymore! You have certainly grown up girl in the past year! I love what you are becoming! I wish you all the best for this year, lots of love and happiness. I love you from here to the moon! FELIZ DIA HIJA HERMOSA!!!! #birthdaygirl #sheis8today #daugtersbirthday #birthday
#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 10k 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 NATALIE from Memeandharri. See her photo below:
This picture makes me smile because this is pretty much life right now, Alfie trying to escape from arms! And I think it’s only going to get worse!! It’s been a good weekend filled with sunshine, a royal wedding (I’ve been a little obsessed 🙈) and we even squeezed in a date night 💕 I hope it’s been a good one for you xx
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 47 link ups and about 13 posts needed more comments. By Saturday we reduced this number to 1. Hurrah! So happy about that! This last post has 3 comments so it will need just one more comment to get 4 comments. So if you would like to do another comment, you can spread the love to post No 26. 😉 So this means that we got 46 posts with 4 or comments this time! Yee! So pleased with that! Thank you so much to all the people that have commented a lot!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 8 people on Thursday. By Saturday morning, this number was reduced to 3! I am happy that we managed to reduced this number. I have messaged these 3 people so they can complete their comments! Fingers crossed they do!
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 co-host this week is SARAH from Digital Motherhood. This is the 2nd time that Sarah is co-hosting this linky. It is lovely to have her back. She has a parenting blog. She is married and a mum of one. She has a background in Graphic Design and for the last 9 years, she has worked in website management, digital marketing and social media. She set up her blog to share her experiences of being a working mum, in the hope that other working/work-at-home/freelance mums (and dads) can relate to her posts. 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 (@sarahjcronshaw) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 5 Ways To Exercise As A Family 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 EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. You all know Emma by now. She has co-hosted many times and she has been featured and mentioned lots of times too. She also helps me with the facebook group, so she is a very important part of this linky. She blogs about fun food ideas, days out, random thoughts and the bits in between! She is married and has a gorgeous boy. I have not met her in person yet but I hope we can do this sometime soon! 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 (@meandbmaketea) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, How to Make a Super Simple Outdoor Water Sensory Table! 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. And she did it again! WOW! Carol is really smashing it lately! She is again at the top 3 commenters for yet another week! It is now 6 weeks in a row! A record! Hurrah! She has been so lovely commenting on so many posts. She has commented on 39 posts! FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, CAROL! Her post from last week was The Reading Bug – A Rare Species?. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was JESSICA from Babi a Fi. And she is again back at top at the second position! It is now the 4th week in a row that I am featuring Jessica. It is fantastic! She has done a Fabulous job commenting on 29 posts! Amazing! Her post from last week was This Week – May 12th, 2018. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can!
The third person(s) who commented a lot were EPRIL & AMY from Eps and Amy. So happy to see Epril and Amy also back to the top 3! They have come back stronger than ever! It is lovely to see them interacting and commenting on all your posts. Hurrah for that! They are so nice! They were FAB commenting on 24 posts! Thank you so much, EPRIL & AMY! One of their posts from last week was Leftover Roast Gammon/Chicken Slice Recipe. Please go to their post and give them more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Carol, Jessica and Epril & Amy were MAINY from Myrealfairy with 20 comments, BREAD from My Queer Little Family with 19 comments and CASSIE from Gorgeous Geoge’s Mama with 17 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Our Royal Invitation To Peppa Pig World and Win £100 to Spend With Frederick Thomas London in our Father’s Day Giveaway! 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, SARAH @sarahjcronshaw and EMMA @meandbmaketea 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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