Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 56 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 on the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
This couple of weeks have been amazing for me! I have been away in Mexico meeting my friends from high school. We organised this trip about a year ago and I can’t believe we finally did it. It was amazing and I had the best time ever although I missed my family a lot! The weather was so nice, warm and sunny so now I have got a lovely tan! 😉
The only problem was coming back to London! OMG, what a difference! It is freezing cold here with snow everywhere. I think the snow has finally calmed down so I guess we will have more typical weather next week. Bella didn’t have school on Thursday so it was nice to have her at home when I came back. Little Sienna went to nursery but she finished earlier due to the weather conditions.
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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*MISSING THEM ALREADY* I have not left yet and I am already missing them! I know it sounds crazy, especially when I am still here and I am not the typical obsessed mum but not sure why I feel that I will miss them more than ever! I am about to travel to Mexico to meet my highschool friends for a super fun reunion after so many years, so as you can tell I’m super excited but at the same time I will miss these beautiful faces so much! I am having mixed feelings but I know they will be fine and daddy will take care of them very well as he normally does! I guess I just need to start enjoying this trip and of course start making more memories! Next time I post a photo here, it will be from lovely Mexico! 🎉 Do you also have mixed feelings when you have to travel on your own without your kids? How do you deal with it? #family #daughters #sisters #missingmylittlegirls #travelling #mexico #
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*ENJOYING LIFE* I mentioned in my previous post that I was going to travel to Mexico to meet my highschool friends in Puerto Vallarta. OMG, it was such an amazing trip! Puerto Vallarta is gorgeous and the company was even better! This photo was taken on a boat on our way back from visiting Islas Marietas (The Marieta Islands) which is a hidden beach! Such a beautiful place! You can only get there by swimming and it is about an hour from Puerto Vallarta by boat. I will post a photo from this place soon so you can see. It is a must see place to visit if you are in the area. Have you been to Puerto Vallarta? Have you visited La Isla Marieta before? #puertovallarta #mexico #travelling #travelblogger #visitingmexico #islasmarietas #themarietaislands #traveler #trip
#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 CAROLYNNE from Mummy Endeavours. See her photo below:
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We had some great days out over the half term. 🌤🌤 This was at the wonderful @willowsactivityfarm in #Herts and I'd picked this day to visit on purpose as I'd been checking the forecast religiously and knew the weather was going to be glorious! I took my three kiddies and my two nieces and we had a fantastic day feeding the animals, seeing newborn lambs and partaking in some hardcore playing both outdoors and in the brilliant indoor play centre! . 🌤🐑🐷🐴🐰🐄🐓 . . . . . #willowsfarm #wildandfree #whatevertheweatherkids #lovelifeoutside #countrykids #ukexplore #magicofchildhood #remeberingthesedays #curiouslittleexplorers #cherisheverymonent #noordinarykids #kcacols
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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 56 link ups this time. We had about 11 posts that needed more commenting on Thursday but by Saturday this was reduced to 5 posts which all have 3 comments. This means that the remaining 51 posts have 4 or more comments. This is fantastic. Also regarding the people that have not commented the post before theirs, we got 14 people on Thursday but it was reduced to 9 by today. I have mentioned this to them so I hope this number is reduced to 0 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
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My first guest co-host this week is NICOLA from Mummy To Dex. I’m so happy to have Nicola co-hosting with me for the first time. She has been linking with us for a couple of months but she has not co-hosted the linky with me yet. I have mentioned her and featured her before because of all the lovely comments she has done. Nicole has a baby led parenting and lifestyle blog that focuses on their journey from baby led weaning to toddler led feeding, their travels, days out and the odd review thrown in for good measure! She is 31 years old and a first time Mum to toddler Dexter who is 20 months old. Please give her some love to her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@mummytodex) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Mother’s Day Gift Guide 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 KELLY-ANNE from Mimi Rose And Me. I guess you all know Kelly-Anne. She has helped me co-host the linky before. I have also mentioned and featured her before. She is lovely and she supports this linky a lot which is nice. Kelly-Anne is a writer, blogger and mum to a beautiful girl called Amelia. She is married to Tony and together they have set up their home in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. She is a self-certified tea addict, a lover of the 50s, stationary and she eats way too much Haribo. 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 (@Mimiroseandme) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Things Bloggers Are Sick Of Hearing linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person who commented the most this week was FRANKIE from Thoroughly Modern Grandma. I am so excited about this! This is the first time that Frankie links up with us and she has done a fantastic job commenting so many of your lovely posts that she is now at the top 3 commenters! Hurrah! She has commented on 37 posts! Thank you so much Frankie! Her post from last week was Urban Sports – Indoors Skateparks. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. Emma is amazing! She is always so lovely commenting so much on this linky! She is part of this linky and I really appreciate all her support! She has commented on 35 posts! Super! Thank you so much, EMMA! Her post from last week was, 8 Ways to Organise and Declutter Your Home!. Please go and give her post more love if you can!
The third person who commented a lot was BECKY from Educating Roversi. It is so lovely to have Becky back to the top 3 commenters. She has been very kind commenting on so many posts. She is a great supporter of this linky which is lovely. She has commented on 31 posts! Super! Thank you so much, BECKY! One of her posts from last week was Holy Crêpe!. Please go and give her post more love if you can!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Frankie, Emma and Becky were VICKY from The Mummy Bubble with 17 comments, LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster Blog with 16 comments and MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin with 15 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 oinmy 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, NICOLA @mummytodex and KELLY-ANNE @Mimiroseandme 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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