Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 57 link ups! 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 in the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
We are reaching the end of the summer holidays! I can’ believe we have survived! It has been harder this year, but i’m not sure why! The good news is that there are only 4 more days and that will be it! Yay! I know I might sound like a terrible mother but I really need to get back to my routine! I am so behind and all over the place! Fingers crossed I manage to organise myself soon.
Bella and I spent a lot of time together the last couple of weeks. We went to a couple of events together. One of them was a Hasbro event at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. This was a really nice event because we had a tour around this lovely place and we also learnt a lot about how they take care of the dogs and cats their. Bella really enjoyed it. The other event was the Fat Face Christmas Event where they showed us their latest range. We really like it. Bella fell in love with a really fluffy onsie!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
My girls are always asking for snacks all day long! Sometimes it's hard to find something that they will enjoy but at the same time is healthy. One of the things that they love the most is yogurts so when you are out and about, #Frubes have always been a good choice. We have just tried their #trymefrozen package and it has been a hit. You just put them in your freezer so you can then eat them like dairy #icelollies! How fantastic is that? So when my girls ask me for snacks again I will reach for some Frubes! You can find them in the dairy section of your favourite supermarket! Have you tried frozen Frubes yet? #Ad
*N E W B L O G P O S T* My girls have had so much fun playing with these adorable Zhu Zhu Pets from @spinmaster I remember them from years ago! They now have new accesories and there are new pets to collect! I'm sure they will be a great Christmas present for the little ones! 😍 You can read the full review here http://wp.me/p6e7fh-3zG or by clicking the link in my bio! 🙂 x Have you heard of them? #zhuzhupets #toypet
#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 2 photos from the community that have caught my eye since the last link up.
This time I’m featuring photos by:
- NATALIE from Meme and Harri
2. ANN from Rainbows are too Beautiful
KCACOLS CROWD FACEBOOK GROUP
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 🙂
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
We got 57 links! This is the quietest link up since we started the linky! It was a surprise for me but I would like to think it is because we are at the end of the summer holidays and hopefully things will come back to normal soon. Anyway, by Thursday, we had 34 posts that still needed more love with about 18 people who had not commented on the post before theirs. This number was a little bit high considering we only had 57 links.
By Saturday this number was reduced to 22 and 8 respectively. As always, I have reminded people about commenting today but it was a little bit late, so let’s hope we manage to improve the numbers. From the 22 posts I mentioned, 6 have 2 comments and the remaining 16 have 3 comments. The remaining 35 posts have 4 or more comments.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is a fortnightly linky. It will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 100 link ups, whichever comes first.
The rules will be the same, the only difference is the amount of time that the linky will be open for. 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 Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. And of course, I will 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 with 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).
MONTHLY GUEST CO-HOST
This week the “monthly” guest co-host will be MARIA from Suburban Mum. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be re-tweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@suburb4nmum) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Review: London Duck Tours linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM THE PREVIOUS LINK UP
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to PEACHY from Diary of a Little Peach and ALEX from My Life Long Holiday for helping me with the commenting this week! Peachy has co-hosted before and as expected she did a great job. Also, Alex did a great job even though this was her first time. It was great co-hosting with them! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is CASSIE from Gorgeous Georges Mama. Cassie has already co-hosted this linky in May, so it is not her first time helping me. She is so lovely and very supportive of this linky so I am so happy to have her here again. As I mentioned before when she co-hosted last time she has a parenting and lifestyle blog. 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 (@GorgeousGsmama) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 2017 When Every Day Is Judgement Day 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 SARA from Mind Your Mamma. SARA is also co-hosting the linky with me for the second time. She enjoyed helping me with the linky last time and now she is back again to co-host another link up! As I mentioned back in April, 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, Five Signs You Need To Quit Distracted Living Right Now 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 was EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. I love having Emma here. She is fantastic! I really appreciate her support. She has commented on 22 posts!! Thank you so much, EMMA! One of her posts from last week was Why Do Mummy Bloggers Blog?. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was CAROLINE from Two Plus One Is Three. This is really exciting! Caroline has joined this linky for the first time and she has done so well that she is now being featured! Hurrah! I love when we have new people getting properly involved! She was fab commenting on 17 posts! Thank you so much, CAROLINE! One of her posts from last week was When Thomas Met the Flying Scotsman. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was KAREN from Twice Microwave Tea. This was a lovely surprised. Karen used to link up with but we have not seen her for a while but she decided to join us again this time. And she did amazingly well spreading some love to this linky! She was great commenting on 15 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was Potty training in 5 attempts and counting. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Emma, Caroline and Karen were LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster with 12 comments, RACHEL from Ordinary Hopes with 11 comments and NATALIE from Crummy Mummy with 10 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 within the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned on 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 monthly guest co-host post.
- 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, MARIA @suburb4nmum, CASSIE @GorgeousGsmama 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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