Hi bunnies!
I have two little announcements:

1. Today is my birthday! YAYYY!

2. Sooooo, some of you may have noticed that my RFFMBT store is completely empty. Welllll that’s because I’m in Holland visiting one of my best friends, Tammy! I had been planning a surprise trip (with the help of her fiancĂ© Luc) for months and couldn’t say anything on my blog in fear of her finding out! Since I will be here until the 27th, I decided it would be best to put my store on hold until I’m home. I would feel terrible if anyone placed an order and I couldn’t ship it for weeks. The shop will resume when I return to the US around August 27th!

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who purchased RFFMBT shirts! I shipped out hundreds of shirts to bunnies all over the world. I was so excited to see shirts going to Australia, UK, France, Germany, Turkey, Portugal, Canada, and all over the states! You guys are amazing! Huge thank you to my mom and Brett for helping me pack and ship everything!

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 2.17.52 PMFirst day of orders!

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 2.18.02 PMDay two of orders!

I had to completely refrain from Instagramming photos during my travel day, so I would’t give the surprise away to Tammy! Here is a photo update on my birthday and trip to Holland!

photo 1After I landed, Luc picked me up at the airport and we took the train home to surprise Tammy. I wish we filmed her reaction, it was priceless and something I will never forget! I walked into her house and she was photographing her sugar flowers and started SCREAMING! It was sooooo cute. I totally bawled my eyes out since I hadn’t seen her for an entire year!Reunited and it feels so goooood!

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 2.18.16 PMI woke up in Holland to flowers and a gift from Tammy!

photo 5About 5 lbs of Haribo gummies from The Netherlands! The flavors are sooo much better than the American Haribo bears! Trust me, I’m a gummy expert haha.

photo 2This morning, Tammy and I walked to breakfast in Breda, Holland.

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Birthday massage from a Dutch stranger! There was a group of students from a Physical Therapy school who were offering shoulder massages for practice hours. I suggest they do this everyday!

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photo 3 copyI thought this was hilarious! Luckily Tammy can translate menus for me!

photo 4 copyBirthday matcha green tea latte with soy milk!

photo 5 copyBirthday bagel: Sun dried tomato bagel with pesto and sun dried tomato cream cheese. omg. I. love. tomatoes. Favorite fruitveggie! I have to learn how to make this spread!

photo copyOn our way home from breakfast, Tammy and I stopped by the grocery store and guess what? I found Dutch almond milk! SCORE!

photo 2 copyTammy is the owner of Sugarlips Cakes, so she is busy building cakes and custom sugar flowers for a wedding this weekend! I’m the taste tester. Such a bummer. ha!

More updates to come from my trip! I’m so excited I could finally update you guys on what I’m doing!

Since I wasn’t able to say anything until now, I wanted to let you guys know that I will be taking a few guest blog submissions during my vacation.
If you are interested, please contact me using the “advertise” tab at the top of my blog!

For guest post submissions please include:
1. Your name
2. Blog URL
3. A little bit about yourself & your blog
4. Post subject/idea
5. How long you have been blogging

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33 Responses so far.

  1. Amazing! Absolutely amazing!!

    Response from Dee
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    • Thank you! xo

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  2. Welcome to our little country,

    Did you by any chance brought any shirts?

    Thank you.

    I wish you the happiest of times with your bestie.

    Response from Kylie
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    • Thank you! Oh my gosh it’s so beautiful here! I wish that I brought shirts for my bunnies in the Netherlands! I didn’t know I had so many readers here! xo

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  3. Happy birthday! I’ve been to Holland twice in the last 10 years and would live there if I could. I’m terribly envious of you spending your birthday in such a wonderful place. The people are so friendly, the countryside is beautiful & clean…have a lovely time!!

    Response from kristi e
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    • I agree with everything you said! Everyone is so nice, and its gorgeous here :) xo

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  4. Happy Birthday!!!! Awesome surprise! I bet you guys were hopping around like happy little bunnies when you saw each other. Sounds like a great birthday. You get to see such a beautiful country, get free massages, not to mention the cake. Have fun. Totally happy for you.

    Response from Vanessa
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    • Best birthday ever haha! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! xo

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  5. I am glad you are having a great time in my homecountry! HAVE FUN!

    Response from Charissa
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    • Thank you! It’s so beautiful here! xo

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  6. Do you eat gelatin? I think it’s in the “Haribo”-gumms,isn’t it?

    Response from Alice
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    • Yes, I eat gelatin. I’m not vegan so gelatin is ok for me :) xo

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  7. That’s so cool that you went all the way to Holland to surprise your BFF! Have a great time and I can’t wait to hear more about your adventures!

    Response from Jojo @ RunFastEatLots
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    • Thank you Jojo! xo

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  8. Ah, so jealous of your fabulous trip. Holland is definitely on my top 10 list. Enjoy it, though I can’t wait for you to get home so I can at last get my RFFMBT tank. :)

    Response from elle | nutritionella
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    • Thank you! I’m having so much fun! xo

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  9. Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a great trip. What a wonderful surprise for your friend.

    Response from MichelleH
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    • Thank you! I cannot believe I pulled off the surprise! I was sure she would find out haha

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  10. Wish I could have asked you to bring a shirt:)
    I am going to live in that area soon, can you tell me
    at what place you got that awesome matcha latta?

    Response from Judith
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    • Oh my gosh I wish I brought shirts! I didn’t know how many readers I had in the Netherlands! The Matcha green tea latte is from Bagels & Beans in Breda. They make it with soy milk! So yummy!

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  11. Happy Birthday! I’d say selling out all your RFFMBT is a great way to celebrate, along with a fun trip to Holland to visit your friend! Hope you have a great time!!!

    Response from Diana
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    • Thank you so much! xoxo

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  12. Happy happy birthday

    Response from Maria
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    • Thank you Maria! xo

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    best wishes for the next year ahead.

    Response from RiRi
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    • Thank you! xoxo

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  14. Wow! It looks so beautiful! I love this blog :)

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  15. Happy belated Catherine, hope you’re having a fabulous time in Holland! I recently received my two shirts and am in love with them, I cannot wait to wear my “I Don’t Sweat, I SPARKLE!” shirt in my half-marathon in two weeks :) Thanks for blogging and being such an inspiration to everyone!

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  16. Welkom to Holland! What a great suprise! Have a wonderfull time here!xx

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  17. Oh how funny that you’re here, in the Netherlands. I originally am from San Clemente, California. And am now living in the Netherlands for 5 years…

    Hope you are enjoying your time here. :)

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  18. Nice! Enjoy your vacation :)

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  19. When can I buy these beautiful t-shirts again?

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  20. Ah so cool! I live in Holland so it’s awesome seeing this. Hope you had a great time : )

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