Welcome back to the First #KCACOLS link up of 2019. I hope you are all well! We had 49 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! 🙂
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic festive season and that you enjoyed the time with your family. I am so happy to be back with the linky and start fresh for 2019! I enjoyed having a break but I am now ready for the girls to go back to school so I can get back to my usual routine! They are back on Tuesday 8th January so just a few more days. At the moment they are spending a few days with their grandparents which gives Nick and I a little break which we really needed. We are in the process of redecorating the girl’s room so it is really helpful if they are not around.
December was a very busy month as expected! I don’t even know how we managed to get to Christmas! We have been travelling a lot so as much as we love visiting new places and exploring other cities it is always tiring to be away from home. I tried to take a rest from the blog a little bit which was nice. I didn’t publish a post for a week I think. It felt weird but I really needed it! 2018 was a great year for us and for the blog so we hope 2019 can match it or be even better! Fingers crossed!
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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*HAPPY NEW YEAR* The time has finally come! Goodbye 2018 and Hello 2019! 🎉🎉 We had a great year with ups and downs but overall we had a year where we spent more time together as a family which is the highlight for us! We are looking forward to 2019 and hopefully more good things will come! We wish you the best for all you lovely people that follow our journey! We hope to share more with you in the New Year! All the best and that your dreams come true! Good health and especially lots of happiness! #happynewyear #newyearseve #newyearseve2018 #hello2019 #goodbye2019
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*FELIZ NAVIDAD* Following my Peruvian traditions, we celebrate with a special Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve! 🎄 . l hope you had a lovely Christmas Eve! We had a delicious Christmas dinner and my girls then opened one present each! They were so happy! Bless them! . They also got their Christmas Eve Box this morning. It is the first time that we are doing this and my girls loved it! I think we will have to incorporate this into our family traditions. Do you also do Christmas Eve boxes? . The girls left carrots out for the reindeers and a mince pie and milk drink for Santa as well as saying goodbye to the elves. . They are now fast asleep counting the minutes for the morning! They are so excited! . Anyway, I’m now going back to wrapping the final presents and to get ready for tomorrow! 😃 . Do you also stay late on Xmas Eve to get ready for Christmas Day? #christmas #christmasdinner #christmaseve #christmasevebox #elfontheshelf #merrychristmas #familyphoto #family #familytime
#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 11.6k 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 RUTH from Mummy and the Mexicans. See her photo below:
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Big sister with little brother... This little nugget was born on December 26th at 1.56 am, so now I am officially a mum of two and Emma a big sister. . . . #myhappycapture #capturingtheday #cherisheverymoment #littlefierceones #kcacols #lionessmama #happylittlebuttons #perfectandproud #rememberingthesedays #thismamaloves #mydarlingmemory #littlestoriesofmylife #coolmumclub #everydaymagic #mamapreneurrevolution #livingfearlesslyauthentic #rawchildhood #raisinglittlepeople #lifewellcaptured #livethelittlethings #tribalchat #expatmom #newbornboy #mumoftwo #motherhoodjourney #bigsisterlittlebrother
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 49 link ups. We had 10 posts that needed more comments on Friday. But by Saturday morning we reduce this to 2 posts. So we got 47 posts with 4 comments or more which is great! Thank you so much for all your comments!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 13 people on Thursday. By Saturday morning we reduced this number to 8. I was hoping to reduce this number more to be honest, especially after having such a long break. I have done another reminder so let’s hope we get those comments done 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 ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World and EMMA from Me and B Make Tea for helping me with the commenting this week! They have done a fantastic job! It was lovely co-hosting with them!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My first guest co-host this week is MARIA from Suburban Mum. Maria used to help me with the linky for more than a year as my monthly co-host. Things got pretty busy for her so she couldn’t co-host on a monthly basis anymore but of course, once in a while, she is okay to help out. She is part of this linky for so long and I really appreciate all her support. Just for some new linkers that have not stumbled upon her blog, Maria has a family and lifestyle blog. She is married and has two handsome boys. She blogs about her family, the ups and downs of being a working mum and everything in between. I am so excited to have her again! Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (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, The Top 7 Tag 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 BREAD from Queer Little Family. BREAD has already co-hosted this linky many times. She is a great supporter of this linky which I really appreciate! She blogs about an LGBTQ family living on the edge of nowhere in Wales. She has a gorgeous little boy called Snappy with her wife Bethend. I am very happy to have her again! 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 (@queerxfamily) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Into 2019 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. I am so excited to see Carol back at the top 3 commenters. After being here for so many months (the most we have had in this linky) she took a little step back from being No 1 but now that we are in a new year she is back and stronger than ever! Hooray! She has commented on 48 posts! So every single post! BRILLIANT! Thank you so much, CAROL! Her post from last week was November 2018 In Words and Pictures for #HIGHLIGHTSOFHAPPY Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was LANA from Finding Inspiration In The Chaos. Hurrah! She is again part if the 3 top commenters! She has been very consistent for the past few linkups which is lovely to see. She has been amazing commenting so many of your posts. She commented, even more, this time, so she did 44 comments! One of her posts from the last link up was December 2: Smiling with Pride <3 Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was MRS J from Typical Mummy I am so happy to see Mrs J back at the top of the 3 commenters for a consecutive time! Just joining us for the second time this is definitely lovely to see. She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has done a super great job as this time she has commented much more posts than the last linkup. So she has commented on 31 posts! YEE! One of her posts from the last link up was A Magical Wedgwood Christmas – A Fabulously Creative Family Day Out! Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Lana, Mrs J and Becka were FIONA from Coombemill with 21 comments, CASSIE from Gorgeous George’s Mama with 13 comments and JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy with 11 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Our Weekend At Knoll House Hotel In Studland Dorset – Part 1 and Our Day at Kidzania London STEM Fair & Christmas Activities 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, MARIA @suburb4nmum and BREAD @queerxfamily 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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