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January 2018


Roomba 866 AKA our Rudy….


Hi sweeties,

Time for a new blog post!
This time no beauty, fashion or outfits… Today I’d like to tell you if it all worked out between Rudy and me…. 😅😍
Those who follow my Instastories already know that we have a new roommate since a month or so… Rudy the automatic vacuum cleaner, the Roomba 866 from iRobot.

When they asked me a while ago to test this vacuuming robot and to share my experiences with you, I was really curious! I already heard about it several times but I had never seen one. I also didn’t see it in action yet.
When our new friend arrived at our house, my boys and I wanted to give him a name, and together we chose the name Rudy. First I read all related information thoroughly and then we could start…

Rudy spent the first week in the kitchen. We have a large kitchen, with a very large table and 10 chairs around it. You can pre-program the Roomba/Rudy to start at a certain day and time, but we chose to turn it on whenever we felt it was necessary. Usually I did this while I was relaxing in my chair during the evening. The only annoying aspect was that we had to put all the chairs up on the table, so that he could do his work smoothly and thoroughly. AND they all had to be put down again afterwards… But ‘Rudy’ does his job thoroughly!! He goes around all obstacles really nicely, and only bumps into things softly. So no broken pieces!
But after a week I still felt that raising all the chairs was a hassle, so I found myself vacuuming with the regular vacuum cleaner again…
So we moved Rudy upstairs… and that was a hit!
Because we are a family of 5, and the bathroom is used on a daily basis by everyone, vacuuming is often necessary here.
So every morning, when everyone has left for work or school, I open all doors, remove all the bath mats, and Rudy starts! He vacuums the entire first floor, and afterwards he turns back to his recharging station. Something that’s also really great: Rudy detects when he comes close to the edge of the stairs, and he won’t go any further. He’ll never fall off the stairs!
And then, when I come home, the entire upper floor is vacuumed and I can quickly put the mats back in place!

The nicest thing about Rudy?? While he is vacuuming, I can finally sit down for a coffee. Or I can free up some time for my e-mails and my blog…
It gives me some breathing space from being a busy mother, some time to do something else!

So yes… the love for Rudy is big at our house! He can stay a member of our family, and hopefully he’ll give us plenty of time to do other fun things… Thanks to all of his work we get some free time instead of spending it vacuuming!

And… Would Rudy be welcome at your house?

Lots of love



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Outfit : Floral & stripes – Commafashion


Hi sweeties!

Those who follow me on Instagram know that I like flowered items in my looks! 🌺
Most of the time I combine them with plain colours… just to be safe… But did you know that I really love the mixing patterns trend??
You see them a lot on Pinterest, and I always adore these looks!!
So when Comma gave me a new chance to work with them, I took my chance: floral and stripes: the perfect pattern mixing match!!
Let’s have a look!

Mixing patterns size up the possibilities & wearability of your wardrobe, because now you can create a lot more combos! The match between the classic stripes and the fresh flowers is so lovely in my opinion!

Comma is an international fashion and lifestyle company offering feminine fashion for every occasion.
So I scrolled around on the Comma site and I chose a chiffon flowered dress with a black background, and in combination with the grey/black striped knitted sweater, it does its magic!! 🌟 It just totally works for me!

I combined it with a cute black beanie, and a pair of black leather gloves to complete this lovely look. And at the same time they make it more cool and tough. Also my studded boots underneath the short dress give my look an extra push!

Do you like this mixing patterns trend too?? Would you wear it?
Let me know what you think about it!!


Lots of love,

And a special THANKS to Comma fashion!! 😘 Follow them on Instagram @commafashion



Beauty Lifestyle

Some ME time with Planet Parfum & Decléor.


Hi sweeties,

This will be the first blogpost of the New Year… So let me start by wishing you all a lovely 2018!! 💫

One of my good intentions for the new year is more joy, less stress… And let me tell you that the year started great! After all the holidays, all the diners, and all the busy moments, I really could use a little break… some ME TIME!

So a few days ago, I was invited to the Planet Parfum Institute in Antwerp for a Decléor Aromassage beauty treatment…
And yes, I enjoyed every minute of it. And I was so relaxed afterwards!

It was a warm welcome in the Planet Parfum Institute. They told me everything about Decléor’s products. Decléor only works with natural ingredients, essential and botanical oils. They smell so lovely! I’m loving these products already!!

In a warm and cosy room my treatment started with a facial cleaning & massage. Some relaxing music made me feel very comfy and relaxed.
After that, I had a back massage and an aroma pressure point massage. The essential oil had an aroma so lovely that it left me totally zen!
But the best thing was yet to come: the facial massage, also with aroma pressure… The best I’ve ever had! Followed by a cleaning mask composed by the beautician using only natural products.
A good serum and a day care cream ended this lovely treatment….

Are you also a little tired?
Could you also use some ME TIME?
Do you also need a little break?

Well… Then I have some good news!! Thanks to Planet Parfum, I can make one of you very happy with the same beauty treatment!! (Aromassage) in the Planet Parfum Beauty Institute of your choice!
Are you in? Then head over to my Instagram page @looksoflena, search for this picture, and follow all the steps! Good luck everybody!!
Meanwhile, If you can’t wait to have this lovely me time too, you can easily make an appointment on the Planet Parfum website!! Don’t hesitate! I promise you: You’ll never have felt so relaxed!!

Lots of love,