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Stories from the Bittersweet

Devil's Cellar in Linville Gorge

Devil's Cellar in Linville Gorge
A little inside look of the Devil’s Cellar in winter! It was completely empty on this day so it was the perfect time to get a close up of the ice.

Smoky Mountain Compression Leggings Video Review

Smoky Mountain Compression Leggings Video Review
Our Basically Naked line of leggings is perfect for hiking with a compression fit, soft waistband, heat dispersement, and ultra-quick dry fabric. Check out our larger selection of National Park designs on our Plus Size yoga leggings and our pocket leggings as well!

Our Designs - Original and Hand Drawn by Myself here in Western NC

Our Designs - Original and Hand Drawn by Myself here in Western NC
My creative process typically begins with digital, free hand sketching in which I work to capture the unique aspects and characteristics of the National Park I’ve been inspired by.

Giving Back to Our National Parks

Giving Back to Our National Parks
We are happy to announce that the donations have begun! We have already been able to donate a part of our profits to organizations like Yosemite Conservancy and Friends of the Smokies.

Joggers up Close - Hiking Test

Joggers up Close - Hiking Test
There’s not much we love more than having the chance to test our own product (aka an excuse to go hiking). And our newest addition to our line, our patterned joggers, are our favorite yet!

Legging Reviews!

Legging Reviews!
Check out the reviews on our App Bittersweet leggings from some of our customers! 

Our new packable jackets!!

Our new packable jackets!!
The new Embroidered Champion Packable Jacket is a practical half zip pullover. It's perfect for outdoor sports and adventures thanks to its 100% polyester micro poplin fabric that's rain and wind resistant.

Leggings Close Up - Process

Leggings Close Up - Process
Our Capri Leggings are ready for their close up! Check out the video below to see a little more about how our leggings are created, cut, and sewn.

Joining with One Tree Planted

Joining with One Tree Planted
I was so happy to discover a cause I could link up with that really felt close to my heart. One Tree Planted is a non profit organization that pledges to plant one tree for every $1 donated. 

Yosemite Half Dome Hike - iPhone Photography

Yosemite iPhone Photography Half Dome Hike
I have to say, at first I was worried about my choice to stick with my iPhone for photos of my Yosemite Half Dome hike, but I am impressed with the quality of images I was able to capture.

IPhone Photography - Fun Effects in Portrait Mode

iPhone Portrait Mode Photography Effects

As you can see above, I was shooting some fun pictures of our Boxer-mix dog Perkins during a late afternoon car ride, and I was catching the sun rays from directly behind here. I knew that Portrait mode would like have a harder time with it, so I was repositioning my shot frequently to see what different effect I may achieve with the direct beam of sunlight...