Hello from the Isle of Wight! 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! 🙂
We are exploring the Isle of Wight this weekend. We left for Southampton on Thursday night. We stayed there overnight and then the following day took the ferry to East Cowes. I have never been here so we are all super excited. It is lovely here but the weather has been a little bit unkind to us, especially yesterday. Today we got some sun in the afternoon which was really nice.
I had a couple of busy weeks. I travelled to Somerset to attend The Retreat organised by Tots100. It was lovely. Definitely it was different and enjoyed my time there whilst also learning some things too. It is nice to do something different and meeting other bloggers always motivates me. I have been working on a couple of campaigns that I have enjoyed so much. One is testing the adult Micro scooter. I am loving it. I have shared my blog post about it this week. I have also enjoyed working with St Tropez. OMG, I have tested their latest product and in 3 days I have tanned like I was away on a tropical beach, LOL! I love it! You should get it for sure. It’s available from Boots or Superdrug and many other retailers.
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
*MULTIMEDIA SCREENING OF SHOW DOGS* Last Sunday we travelled to Leicester Square in Central London to the Vue cinema to watch a preview screening of Show Dogs @showdogsmovie Bella absolutely loves dogs and she was super excited to watch this movie. Before the movie, there were some fun activities for the kids to do like face painting, arts and crafts, cool family photos, etc. But the best one was doggies delight! They brought 3 cute dogs which were the same bread as the characters in the movie for everyone to meet. Bella couldn't resist and went straight there and petted them as much as she could! Sienna, on the other hand is afraid of dogs but funnily she liked them. She is very cautious if she sees one around. However, this time she was very brave as she jumped on the opportunity to pet them too! She even petted the Rottweiler that was very big for her! Bless her! I thought this was the highlight of the day for both of them! We then went to watch the movie which was of course very entertaining and the perfect movie for the family to watch together. I cannot say much yet but you will be able to watch it from Friday 25th of May which is the start of the May half term! So put that date in your calendar and go and have a lovely family time watching this movie with your kids! Do you like watching movies with animals in it? What type of movie do your kids like to watch? #showdogs #showdogsmovie #multimediascreening #familytime #london #event
*INTRODUCING ST TROPEZ GRADUAL TAN ONE MINUTE PRE SHOWER MOUSSE - DAY ONE* I love the feel of being tanned! I used to be tanned quite a lot when I was living in Peru. Now that I am here in the UK this has completely changed. I need to find other alternatives for tanning as I cannot be travelling all the time although I wish I could, LOL! St Tropez @sttropeztan have sent me their latest product, Gradual Tan One Minute Pre Shower Mousse, to try at home and I am so excited about it. I tried it for the first time today and so far I am impressed. I will be trying it for 3 days and documenting and sharing my thoughts about it. It should bring a gradual glow to my skin from day 1 to day 3. I really hope I can achieve that by day 3! So each day I will be sharing a short video of my thoughts and letting you know how my skin is looking. The main thing is that it is so easy to use just apply, wait 1 minute and then shower and finally dry it! Simple as that! Easy and quick! Perfect for busy mornings before you go to work. You can also apply it in the evening or whenever you fancy as long as you take a shower after. This product has a lovely scent too which is a great feature for me. As you can see from this collage, I have shared a photo of me earlier this morning, before I applied it and then in the video I am showing how it looks after applying it. You can tell there is a slight glow already but you are supposed to wait at least 8 hours to see better results. So tomorrow I will be showing you another photo of me before I get into the shower and the video after I had my shower once I have removed the product. So stay tuned and follow me on my journey into the world of St Tropez tan! Do you like applying tanning creams? If you are a busy person, will this quick and easy product be the solution for you too? PS: so sorry about my bad pronunciation of St Tropez. You can tell my Spanish accent all the way, LOL! #Ad #sttropeztan **You can watch the full video here https://www.facebook.com/amomentwithfranca/videos/1211997682270220/
#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 VICKY from Mummy and the Mexicans. See her photo below:
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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 47 link ups and about 17 posts needed more comments. By Saturday we reduced this number up to 12. Unfortunately, we didn’t reduce as much. As I mentioned above, I am way since Thursday so it has been difficult for me to chase people this time but the good news is that all of them got 3 comments which mean that 37 posts got 4 or more comments which is good.
Regarding the people that have not commented the post before theirs, we got 7 people on Friday morning. By Saturday we managed to reduce this to 3 people which is great! The only thing that surprises me is that people who are in this list are actually people who likes to comment but I don’t understand why wouldn’t miss the post before their posts. Sometimes I found that hard to understand.
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 KATE from Kate Lili. This is the second time that I’m having Kate helping me to co-host the linky. She changed her blog from The Hippy Christian Mum to Kate Lilli. She lives in Wales. She is married and has two kids aged 7 and 1. Her blog is all about feeling connected as a mum-relationships and community. 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 (@KateLiliBlog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Ranting About Miserable Gits 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 SARA from Mind Your Mamma. SARA is co-hosting the linky with me for the third time. She enjoyed helping me with the linky the previous times and now she is back again to co-host another link up! As I mentioned before, she is Italian and a mum to 3 boys. She blogs about inspiring change where self-improvement and behavioural changes are possible. 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 (@mindyourmamma) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Asking for Help – When the time comes to call the professionals 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! She is back at the top 3 commenters for another week! It is now 4 weeks in a row! Hurrah! She has been so lovely commenting on so many posts. She has commented on 38 posts! FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, CAROL! Her post from last week was Why you should get on your bike. 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. It is now the second week in a row that I am featuring Jessica since she is back joining us. It is really lovely to see her back like this! She has done a BRILLIANT job commenting on 32 posts! Amazing! Her post from last week was This Week – April 15th 2018. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can!
The third person who commented a lot was BETH from Life as Mum. This is wonderful news too! She has been super generous lately with her commenting, especially last week that she commented a lot and she didn’t manage to link up! She has been so kind commenting on so many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 25 posts! Super! Thank you so much, BETH! Her post from last week was Little Adventure at Penrhyn Castle. Please go and give her post more love if you can!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Carol, Jessica and Beth were CASSIE from Gorgeous George’s Mama with 18 comments, BREAD from My Queer Little Family with 10 comments and MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin with 09 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up 10 Reasons Why You Should Get An Adult Micro Scooter and Monstrous – The New Children’s Festival In London 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, KATE @KateLiliBlog and SARA @mindyourmamma 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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