The #pinklinker Instagram Community Roundup

A few weeks ago, Lou from Pink Pear Bear  and me, started a new Instagram community: #pinklinker . Although it’s an extension of our #bigpinklink community, the tag is open for anybody to use, you don’t have to join in with the linky to take part!* We have waited a few weeks to do our first roundup post, as Lou was away for a while, and we were still spreading the word about our lovely new community!

Now Lou is back, and we have lots of people joining in with the hashtag, here is our very first roundup post! Each week, we will pick our four favourites, (I will choose four, and Lou will choose four,) and we will share them on a regular roundup post, here on our blogs, on Instagram, and all our other social media places where we hang out!

So here you are, my first four favourites!


Featuring, top left: The Diary of an Ordinary Mum (@theordinarymum )

Top right: Scandi Mummy (@scandimummy )

Bottom left: Tea Or Wine (@tea_or_wine )

Bottom right: Mum Muddling Through (@mummuddlingthrough )


This gorgeous one by Hannah From The Diary of an Ordinary Mum, came with the lovely quote ‘second star to the right and straight on till morning,’ from Peter Pan. In this photo, Hannah’s daughter looks so little, and really looks like she’s off on a huge adventure-the Peter Pan quote is so fitting. Hannah uses lots of Disney quotes for her pictures, and her feed is full of beautiful pictures of her family and their adventures.


I absolutely loved this one from Scandi Mummy. As most of our community are parents, it’s inevitable that our Instagram feeds will mainly focus on our children. I think it’s important that we celebrate when we feel we look and feel amazing. I’ve felt that I’ve lost myself to motherhood, and feel a little frumpy, and although this picture was taken before Nadia had her son, I love that she can still celebrate herself, as well as herself as a mother. I think everyone will agree that Nadia looks absolutely stunning here!


Cheryl, from Tea Or Wine, has written honestly about how tough her family holiday was this year! And I agree, holidays with children are in no way holidays, and can be absolute nightmares a lot of the time. But, there are moments, like this, that capture that odd moment of pure enjoyment that you can have on holiday with little ones!!


I absolutely loved this, from Sarah, at Mum Muddling Through. The way the tree has been captured, makes it look very ethereal, and the adorable way her daughter is looking up at it again captures the total joy that these moments can give us, when our children find awe in something so simple. Like me, Sarah doesn’t show her children’s faces in her pictures, but proves that you don’t have to, to still have a lovely feed full of family shots.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the first roundup post! Thanks to everyone using the tag, and joining in! If you’re not using it already, please do so, we’d love to see you!

*By taking part, you agree to give myself and Lou permission to use your images in roundup posts, and to share them on our Instagram and social media pages!


  1. September 5, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Some lovely photos here. I’ll be getting involved as you know how much I love a bit of instagram #bigpinklink

  2. September 5, 2016 / 8:06 am

    These are such fabulous picture Scandi Mummy takes beautiful pics of her family. I love your choices and am excited to join in the community! #bigpinklink

  3. September 5, 2016 / 8:11 am

    Just popping back from #bigpinklink as I read yours and Pink Pear Bear’s round ups yesterday when they popped up on my Twitter feed. I absolutely love Scandi Mummy’s photo too and went along and followed her on the back of reading this post! Watch this space for a new Insta community starting soon, I hope you’ll join in! xxx

    • This Mum's Life
      September 5, 2016 / 9:34 am

      Of course!! I love an Instagram community!! Xx

  4. September 5, 2016 / 8:12 am

    I love that first one – it really does look like she’s going on a big adventure, doesn’t she?! I also like the one with the tree. I don’t have instagram but these look fab. I need to work on my photography skills!

  5. September 5, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Gorgeous photos! I will be linking up with this from now on, I love an IG hashtag! Will check out any I’m not already following too, thank you! #bigpinklink

  6. Nige
    September 5, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Some fab photos great idea must join in thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

  7. September 5, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Beautiful pictures I love looking a others instagram photos. I will make sure to add the hashtag for m furitre posts now I know about #bigpinklink

  8. September 5, 2016 / 9:04 am

    Great photos! Will definitely be using the hashtag 🙂 #bigpinklink

  9. September 5, 2016 / 9:10 am

    These are brilliant pictures. My instagram is nowhere near as artisticly photographed and mainly consists of random cat shots and crochet softies #bigpinklink

  10. September 5, 2016 / 9:16 am

    All gorgeous but I really love the one from mum muddling through. Good luck with the new community 🌸

  11. September 5, 2016 / 9:40 am

    What a lovely selection of photos, its so nice to see a range of images celebrating everyone and everything. I love the first image…so magical. I’ll be sure to join in, thanks for starting it and sharing #bigpinklink

  12. September 5, 2016 / 9:45 am

    These are such beautiful shots, I love Mum Muddling Through’s shot and how the tree is out of focus. I’ll be sure to join in this week when I post on IG 🙂 Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink great to join in again xx

  13. September 5, 2016 / 10:03 am

    some beautiful photos here! I love instagram communities 🙂 will join in soon! #bigpinklink

  14. September 5, 2016 / 10:50 am

    Aah these are all really great photos. You’re right it’s rare we see parents in the pictures and what a fab picture that is by scsndi mummy xx #bigpinklink

  15. September 5, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Some stunning pictures there – I wish mine looked half as good! I’m not on Instagram, but I still love looking at people’s beautiful pictures of themselves and their families. #bigpinklink

  16. September 5, 2016 / 11:27 am

    This is a great idea. Looking forward to joining in! Love all the featured photos. #bigpinklink

  17. September 5, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    I really wish I could take photos like this. I recently joined Instagram, but I’ve never used it before so I’m just getting used to it. Will definitely try to join in once I’m up and running! #bigpinklink

  18. September 5, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    What a lovely varied selection of pictures all wonderful in their own way. Need to make the leap onto the Instagram bandwagon. #bigpinklink

  19. September 5, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    Lovely photos! It’s great idea. I’m going to and check it out on Instagram.


  20. September 5, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I need to remember this one. Lovely idea ladies. #bigpinklink

  21. September 5, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I love the one by Scandi mommy! It’s so nice to see nice pictures of the mommies to go with all the pictures of kids and babies on our instagrams 🙂 #bgpinklink

  22. September 5, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Those are gorgeous photos! I have tagged you #pinklinker in a few of my summer pictures. I’m not on Instagram much so I might not have anything every week. Love this idea though! Thanks so much for hosting #bigpinklink

  23. September 5, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    I love the one of the little girl in the cornfield. I love Instagram but usually post quotes and the occasional pic. So glad to here it’s going well for you two! Thanks so much for hostessing #bigpinklink :))

  24. September 5, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    I am a huge instagram addict and this is a wonderful idea, and lovely pictures.

  25. September 5, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    Amazing photos! #bigpinklink

  26. September 5, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    I love this idea and will be joining in. How gorgeous does Nadia look! #bigpinklink x

  27. September 5, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    I’m brand new to Instagram and like you and MMT my feed will be very much “back of head” shots, but it’s brilliant to see how you can still capture the magic without sharing the little person in question’s face. Love your new community and will be adding #pinklinker to my posts x Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink too.

    • This Mum's Life
      September 5, 2016 / 6:25 pm

      I was sure Instagram would do nothing for me, by not showing the children’s faces, but you really can do so much without them!! I’ve got quite addicted, and get quite a few comments from people who’ve found my posts on there. X

  28. September 5, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    What great photography. I think my favourite would have to be Hannah’s such bravery heading into the unknown! #bigpinklink

  29. September 5, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I’m so pleased to have the material and time to link up again…( I know this isn’t about the above but I have just caught up on your Freedom Friday hour by hour updates on Facebook…hilarious and time very well spent. My first one is this Friday and I have to go to the dentist!!!! )…great idea to set up an instagram community. My favourite has to be Mum Muddling Thru’s tree photo, so gorgeous. I am a big fan of Hannah’s though – her children are adorable! #bigpinklink

  30. September 5, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Such amazing photos it’s a joy to look at them. Thank you!

  31. September 5, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Beautiful pics!!! I am rubbish at photos; will keep on plugging away!! #bigpinklink

  32. September 5, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    You are so sweet. Thank you so much for featuring this photo. Love joining you for this and the Instagram. Thanks for hosting both. #bigpinklink

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  33. September 5, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Lovely photos. There are so many hashtags on Instagram to remember now, but I will try and link up there as well! #bigpinklink

  34. September 6, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I think I am going to have to master Twitter first! And then Google this Instagram thing! #bigpinklink

  35. September 6, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Such good photos. I am still not sure about sharing pictures of my daughter on social media before she is old enough to understand it, but these show you don’t need to show photos can be anonymous and still be visually appealing. I suppose really I am not sure I am that good a photographer! Good luck with the Instagram linky. Love anything to do with #bigpinklink

  36. September 6, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    awesome! See you over on the insta


  37. September 6, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Great pictures. I love Instagram! #bigpinklink

  38. September 6, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my photo. They are all great and I’m loving being part of your Instagram community! Look forward to seeing the next selections! #BigPinkLink xx

  39. September 6, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! I’ll definitely be checking out this hashtag x

  40. September 7, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    These are all beautiful, I love the beach one best. My Instagram game is totally crap. At one point I tried to join in but got the hashtag wrong . I’m going to get involved this week though (or at least try not to get the hashtag wrong haha)


  41. September 7, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Very nice photos here! I cannot wait to start adding #PinkLinker to my IG! #BigPinkLink

  42. September 8, 2016 / 11:16 am

    I really hope this will prompt me to use Instagram more because I’m a bit rubbish, really. Great idea and I’ve found a load more people to follow thanks to these round ups.


  43. September 9, 2016 / 8:11 am

    suer excited to get joining in! Some gorgeous pics there, Scandi mum’s pic is stunning #bigpinklink

  44. September 9, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Beautiful photos! I espically love the one with the tree. I have now added the hastag to my list so will be joining you and thank you for hosting #BigPinkLink xx

  45. September 9, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    I like this idea – I’ll go and check out these accounts … #bigpinklink

  46. September 10, 2016 / 5:53 am

    Hi Lucy, what lovely photos and all worthy of a mention. It’s a toughie, but I think my favourite is the one of Hannah’s little girl charging through the corn field. She looks so tiny, but probably believes she is so much bigger than she is!

    Have taken note of the linky hashtag!


  47. September 11, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Beautiful pictures in the round-up! I was conused and was using #bigpinklink on Instagram for a while but I have realised and started to use #pinklinker now! Silly me 🙂 #bigpinklink