Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 48 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 passed so quickly! It is crazy how life goes so fast, isn’t it? Two weeks ago we were celebrating Nick’s paren’t 50th Wedding Annivesary. That was a lovely family reunion. And the following day was Nick’s birthday so we spent the day at Twinlakes Theme Park in Melton Mowbray. Have you visited this theme park before? If not, please go! It is so much fun and they have so many great activities and rides for the kids. I was so impressed. They have lots of cool things opening just for Halloween.
I attended a super interesting event in Farringdon. It was a lovely breakfast to hear all about the new Elvie Pump. Wow, this is a revolutionary product as you will be able to pump your breast milk happily at work and nobody will notice it as this pump is silent and wireless! Amazing right? If you are pregnant or have recently have had a baby, you should definitely have a look at this amazing new breast pump.
I also got to help for the first time for Sienna’s first school trip. I was so happy to be able to be there. This year I have promised myself to be more present for my girls and I am so excited to start doing this already. I loved seeing Sienna so happy and enjoying having mummy there. I also managed to go to the first Coffee Morning meeting with the mums of Bella’s class. I loved it. I haven’t been able to do that before and I am so looking forward to attending all the upcoming meetings! Finally I attended a super fab Boots event for their Boots Christmas and their gift guides for Christmas is really good. The goodie bag was out of this world! Love it! Go and check their offers now as they are fab!
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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*A FAB AFTERNOON IN CENTRAL LONDON AT #BOOTSCHRISTMAS SHOWCASE* Yesterday I went to @thevinylfactory in Central London to celebrate the Beauty of Christmas with @bootsuk Check my stories to have a look at what I discovered. Don't worry if you missed them as you can still see them in my highlights! 🙂 I was very impressed with the lovely range they had on display. Their new and exclusive beauty gifts are looking better than ever and you can find so many great options to choose from for loved ones this Christmas. A few gifts certainly caught my eyes such as the latest @Dior perfume Yoy. The smell is amazing. I was also very impressed with the @milliemackintosh beauty collection. I wanted to get it all! I also saw one of my latest favourite beauty brands @cyocosmetics I really love their products and they are super affordable. You should check them out. You will love them, I promise! There was also a fab range from @sleekmakeup which all looked amazing. I really didn't know what to pick! There were other brands such as @no7uk @lizearlebeautyco @kendallandkylie @soapandglory @skinnydiplondon @niomismart @champneysspas @profusion @lauraashleyuk @jackwills @joulesclothing @leestaffordhair Their ranges were looking great too! They were also offering festive pampering treatments so of course, I went for it! I got my nails and hair done. I absolutely loved how they did my curls. I wish I could do it like that myself at home! I also got a @ted_baker palette engraved with my name on it! What else could I ask for? And last but not least, the goodie bag! It was just a present from heaven! I love every single product in it. I will show you what I got later so check my stories today to have a peek! 😉 Thank you so much @bootsuk for having me at your #BootsChristmas showcase! I had the best time and your gift ideas for Xmas are fantastic! Are you already thinking about Xmas? Have you bought Xmas gifts from Boots before? #showcase #events #christmas🎄 #makeuptime #christmasgiftguides
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HANDS UP FOR ELVIE PUMP - A REVOLUTIONARY WAY FOR WOMEN TO BREAST PUMP This morning I headed to @bourneandhollingsworth in Farringdon, London for the launch of Elvie Pump - the world's first silent wearable breast pump. I was so excited to meet Tania Boler, the founder of Elvie, who explained everything about her latest product. Elvie is a British brand that develops smarter technology for women. They create products that improve women's lives. The first product they launched was back in 2015 and it was the Elvie Trainer which is an award winning smart pelvic floor trainer and app. They are now launching the Elvie Pump which offers more freedom and mobility than ever before to women who are breastfeeding. The Pump is completely silent and worn under your bra. It connects to an app that allows mums to monitor their milk volume and sessions. Isn't this fantastic? Last week the Elvie Pump was revealed during London Fashion Week where one of the models wore it whilst on the catwalk. This has been one of the most amazing things I've seen in the last few years! I was super impressed! I really enjoyed learning all about this revolutionary product as well as enjoying the lovely company of a group of like minded influencers. Thanks so much @hello.elvie @vikkimitch & @talkertailor for such a lovely event! Swipe left for more photos from this morning. Have you used a breast pump before? Are you looking for one? What do you think of the Elvie Pump? #ElviePump #PumWithPride #itstimetounplug #breastpump
#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 10.1k 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 SARAH from Arthurwears See her photo below:
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I’ve written a post over on the blog all about this little monkey chop’s 12-13 month toddler update. It’s not my usual type of post, but I did one for Arthur at the same age as part of a ‘blogger challenge’ and #mumguilt meant that of course, I had to do one for Charlotte too 🙈 . Anyway, you might find it interesting! If not, I have a couple of my usual posts in the pipeline (when Charlotte naps long enough for me to write them 🤣) including a ‘how to’ for a baby activity resource and also a post which focuses on a specific story book and how you can use this to bring imaginative learning to life 💕 . . https://www.arthurwears.com/2018/09/charlottes-12-13-month-toddler-update.html?m=0 . . #toddlerupdate #13monthsold #toddlerroutine #newblogpost #cheekychops #pblogger #ukparentingblog #ukparentblogger #mumblogger #wildandfree #toddlerplay #toddlersofig #toddlersofinstagram #dayslikethese #honestmotherhood #kcacols #keepingtrack #childdevelopment
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 48 link ups. We had about 27 posts that needed more comments when the linky closed. By Saturday we reduced this number to 8 but 2 of those posts have pending comments so it would be 6 posts really. So we got 42 posts with 4 or more comments. That is not bad! 🙂
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 13 people on Thursday. I haven’t had the chance to go through this yet but I will update this number 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
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to SHAN from Shan Ellis Williams, Mam Rants and Reviews and BETH from Life As Mum Blog for helping me with the commenting this week! It was lovely co-hosting with them!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My first guest co-host this week is EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. Emma has co-hosted many times and she has been featured and mentioned lots of times too. 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, Beyond Escapes – The Perfect Break for Families and Couples! 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 ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World. This is the third time that Ali is co-hosting with me. I love having her. As I mentioned before, she is a mother of two who likes to write about the things she does with her family, blogging and life in general. She is really lovel. I’m very excited to co-hosting with her again. 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 (@weirdoA) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, What I Have Read July – September 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. AMAZING! She is keeping her first place very close to her. She has been here 15 times now! I am preparing a badge for her! Yee! As always, I am very grateful for her support and for all her kind comments to all of your lovely posts. She has commented on 44 posts! BRILLIANT! Thank you so much, CAROL! Her post from last week was Why a change is as good as a rest for your eyes. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was MADELINE from This Glorious Life. I am super happy to have Madeline back in the top 3 commenters! Yay! She has always been very kind with her commenting. She has commented on 21 posts! Thank you so much, MADELINE! Her post from last week was Try this one little trick to help you feel more confident. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot this week was FRANKIE from Thoroughly Modern Grandma. It i is great to have Frankie again in the top 3 for the second time in a row. She has done a fantastic job commenting so many of your lovely posts! Hurrah! She has commented on 17 posts! Thank you so much Frankie! Her post from last week was Center Parcs Longleat, Overview of 5 of Our Favourite Activities. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Carol, Madeline and Frankie were ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World with 16 comments, KATE from Along Came Poppy with 14 comments and KAREN from Twicemicrowaved Tea 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, SHAN @Awdures and BETH @lifeasmumblog 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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