Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy Holidays from TKG!

We’d like to wish all of our followers and fans of Top Knotch Gear a happy holiday season and cheers to a great New Year! Below are some various Christmas pictures we took onĀ Instagram. (We’re addicted to Instagram!) Safe travels!

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Salute

 

Lights

 

Prost

 

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Aloha! Christmas Luau – Part 1

Every Christmas Eve, my family gets together for a wild celebration. It’s super laid back, there’s lots of laughs and a fantastic amount of food and booze. Two years ago, September and I decided to turn our Christmas Eve soirees into a full-blown themed bash! And this year, we’re having a Christmas Luau! (My ukulele was part of the inspiration.) We hunted through the Goodwill stores here in St. Petersburg for Hawaiian shirts for everyone (they’re difficult to find this time of year up in Michigan) and some of them are so tacky! In order to get everyone excited for the luau, we sent them personalized invitations – messages in a bottle.

These little crafts were easy, fun and cheap!

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This project was actually really inexpensive! We recycled some plastic bottles from work, snipped a few Sea Grape leaves from a plant in our yard, and used some leftover scrapbook paper from a previous project.

 

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We rolled the paper in Sea Grape leaves, tied them with hemp (thanks Top Knotch Gear!) and put them in the bottles.

We left a string of hem

We left a string of hemp for recipients to pull in order to get their invitations out of the bottle – all bottles had sand and shells in the bottom (sand and shells from our beach!)

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Turns out, you can mail anything as long as it has the correct postage! It only cost $2 per bottle for postage.

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We fly up to Michigan tomorrow and will post more pictures of the family “hut” and decor. This party will definitely be one to remember – even if the memories are a bit foggy.

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Paracord + Color = Awesome Picture

This is a sweet shot I snapped of September’s Top Knotch Gear bracelet, the Peru, during the Color Run. Have a cool pic of your TKG gear? Post here or on our Facebook page for everyone else to see! Need some gear? Check out our store – we’re constantly adding new designs, cords and cool stuff so you’re ready for your adventures.

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The Color Run – St. Petersburg

Saturday was the big day! September and I ran The Color Run 5K in downtown St. Petersburg here in Florida. There were THOUSANDS of people, all dressed in clean white shirts and ready to run.

Bright white shirts to start the race.

Bright white shirts to start the race.

There were so many people, they had to start different heats every 20 minutes.

There were so many people, they had to start different heats every 20 minutes.

In our “swag bags” (the bag you get when you sign up for the race that’s full of complimentary goodies), we had sweat bands, temporary tattoos, free t-shirts and our own, individual bags of colored powder to use at the finish line.

My personal pouch of turquoise color. It was very tempting to open it and throw it at the start... but I'm glad we waited...

My personal pouch of turquoise color. It was very tempting to open it and throw it at the start… but I’m glad we waited…

At every kilometer, volunteers threw colored powder onto runners. First up was pink! And thank goodness we both wore sunglasses – you can’t see anything through cloud of color!

All you could see was a cloud of pink dust - thank goodness we wore sunglasses!

September running through color #1 – PINK!

Next up…

K #2 was all BLUE!

K #2 was all BLUE!

The third kilometer in the race was ORANGE.

The volunteers just get covered in powder!

The volunteers just get covered in powder!

So much color and we weren't even finished!

So much color and we weren’t even finished!

Kilometer #4 – YELLOW!

Approaching the yellow cloud...

Approaching the yellow cloud…

September running and taking video

September running and taking video

The last round of color was at the “finish festival”.

Made it to the finish!

Made it to the finish!

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When prompted, everyone open their color pouches and throws their colors in the air!

When prompted, everyone opened their color pouches and threws their colors in the air!

Crazy color!

Crazy color!

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We had such a fun time running this race! To see if there’s a Color Run coming to your city, click here!

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