Welcome back to the First #KCACOLS link up of 2018. I hope you are all well! We had 44 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! 🙂
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 2018! I enjoyed having a break but this last week I was ready for the girls to go back to school and nursery so I can get back to my usual routine!
December was a mental month for us. Wow I don’t even know how we managed to get to Christmas! It was very busy and I was so excited to have a break! I actually did rest from the blog because I didn’t publish a post for almost one week I think! It felt weird but I loved it at the same time! We have some exciting projects for this year so we are really looking forward to it!
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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*MERRY CHRISTMAS* 🎄 I wish you had a wonderful Christmas and also I wish you all the best for 2018! Hope all your wishes come true! 🤞🏻 We have been celebrating for weeks. We started early with the festive season spirit thanks to Nutmeg at @morrisons who sent us these lovely matching Xmas jumpers as well as a delicious hamper with hot chocolate powder, a chocolate box, mashmellows, cool mugs and a disney movie to enjoy at Christmas Eve! We love these xmas jumpers so much, especially the ones the girls and I wore because it was really lovely to have them matching with me! 😉 You can read my blog post here (https://www.amomentwithfranca.com/nutmeg-morrisons-christmas-eve-box-2) or by clicking in my bio. Did you wear matching Xmas jumpers this year? #matchingxmasjumpers #xmasjumpers #nutmegatmorrisons #familyphoto #christmas
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*LITTLE ONES READY FOR WINTER* Now that the cold winter weather is really upon us, it is so important for my girls to have good boots so they can get out and play despite the weather. They need boots that are waterproof, keep them warm and at the same time are comfortable. We received a pair of boots from @keen Footwear to review for free for the girls which was perfect as the days are so cold and wet lately! My girls really like them and they have been wearing them all the time since we got them. Check my full review here (https://www.amomentwithfranca.com/keen-new-junior-outdoor-boots-review) or by clicking in my bio! 🙂 x Have you already bought new winter boots for the season for your little ones? Have you bought from KEEN before? @keen.kids #KEEN #footwear #boots #kids #shoes #winter #keeneurope
#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 POPPY from Poppy Reflects. See below her photo:
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Wolfie got his first ever pair of shoes today! Overnight he's gone from a barefoot babe to a toddling shoe and sock wearing little boy. . . Anyways it's safe to say Wolfie is mega impressed with being allowed to walk around outside now and has had a gorgeous grin on his face all afternoon. . . So buying vegan shoes can be a challenge but buying vegan baby's first shoes is almost impossible. So his first shoes are a little on the ugly side but at least they're (fingers crossed animal free). Our go to for kids shoes is usually @skechers_uk but sadly there were none in Wolf Cubs size today. . . Now to do a little research and maybe a trip down to @vegetarianshoes in Brighton as I could use some boots too. There seems to be some wonderful vegan shoes companies out there but not much luck with kids selections. Vegan kids need shoes too! . . And corr don't get me started on ballet shoes, Taormina is well and truly a barefoot dancer until I find some! . . Anybody know any good shops for decent vegan kids shoes? . . #friendsnotfashion #vegankids #veganshoes
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 🙂
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 didn’t have a lot of link ups this time but we managed to get 4 comments on each post and this is fantatsic! I noticed we had a fair amount of people that didn’t do any comments. I guess it is because of the holidays but I have asked them to come back to the linky and comment so hopefully some of you will receive even more comments.
I have also noticed that some of you are skipping the co-hosts posts. Please, I would really appreciate if you do comment their posts as they take a lot of time commenting your posts. Finally, I would like to say that I am starting to BLOCK URLS/emails of people that have joined the linky and have not commented on any posts for consecutive weeks. So please be aware of this. I really want people here that are willing to participate. However, if you find I have blocked you by mistake, please contact me. I don’t mind having less people joining us as long as we are all helping each other.
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 TRACEY from Oh Pretty City. I am very excited to have Tracey co-hosting with me again. She helped last year in August. It was fun and we had a good time. As I mentioned in that link up, she has a travel, photography and lifestyle blog. She is a mum of 4, Early Years Educator and University student. She is lovely! 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 (@ohprettycity) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Another 10 places to visit in London 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 also the second time that I’m co-hosting with Ali. 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 lovely too. I’m very happy 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, My Thoughts On The Soap & Glory Advent Calendar 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 LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster. This is fantastic! This is the first time that Lisa is at the top of the list of commentors! Last time I featured her for the first time and now she has moved up to the top! Yey! She has been so kind with her commenting for the past months! She has commented on 40 posts! WOW! Amazing! Her post from last week was Yes, I promise!. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was KATE from Kate Lilli. I’m so excited to have Kate as one of the top 3 commentors! I have featured her here in the past but I think it was in 2016! So as you can see she has been joining us for a while now and we love having her here! She has recently changed the name of her blog from The Hippy Christian Mum to Kate Lilli and her blog is looking fab! She has been really kind with her comments as she has commented on 27 posts! Hurrah! One of her posts from the last link up was Feeling Connected. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was DANI from This Woman’s Word. You are not going to believe how excited I am to have Dani here. I have mentioned her before but this is the first time I am actually featuring her. She is so supportive of the linky so I am delighted to have her name within the top 3 commenters this last linkup! She has been so supportive of this linky for a long time! She has commented on 17 posts! Super! Her post from last week was A Review Of Stick Man Live At Leicester Square Theatre + Giveaway. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Lisa, Kate and Dani were VICKY from The Mummy Bubble with 15 comments, HELEN from Jam Sandwiches with 14 comments and CASSIE from Gorgeous George’s Mama with 13 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Madeira – Discovering The World’s Leading Island Destination – Part One and Madeira – Discovering The World’s Leading Island Destination – Part Two 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 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 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, TRACEY @ohprettycity and ALI @weirdoA 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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