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Welcome to Semi-Sweet Tooth!  I’m so happy that you found my little space in the blog world.


About the Blogger

Hi there, I’m Jessica – the confidence-obsessed, fitness enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, and slightly preppy dresser behind Semi-Sweet Tooth!  I’m a past Chicagoan and past Cincinnatian that now lives between Chicago and Denver.  I grew up surrounded by powerful women, but it wasn’t until after college at Miami University (Go Redhawks!) that I learned that happiness comes from loving yourself and living life in blissful moderation, not from the number on the scale or the amount of cash in your bank account.

Fast forward to many years later, and I’ve grown to have a healthy relationship with food, I’ve harvested many relationships where we empower each other to be better people, I love my time in the gym, and I feel comfortable in my own skin.  It’s taken a long journey to get to this point, but I feel proud of every step I’ve taken along the way.

What You’ll Find on Semi-Sweet Tooth

I often preach that “a healthy life is a balanced life” and that’s what we explore on Semi-Sweet Tooth.  I absolutely believe that we can have it all… we just can’t have it all perfectly.

Over the years, I’ve learned that many of my issues stemmed from a lack of transparency – across the media, my relationships with others, and, at times, my relationship with myself.  Because of that, the primary focus of Semi-Sweet Tooth is on lessons in confidence that I learn throughout my daily life and simple life hacks that will help to make you the happiest and healthiest you yet!

In an effort for balance, I also include workouts that are easy to complete in a short period of time.  It is my belief that we don’t need to spend hours in the gym to get in a great workout, but that exercise and physical health are imperative to being the most confident, energetic individual you can be to spread light in this world.  With that in mind, all workouts shared can also be completed in an hour or less!

Lastly, you’ll also spot some personal posts surrounding favorite brands spreading the message of self-confidence and self-love, my adventures around the globe, incredibly simple/tasty recipes, my wedding, my divorce, my re-finding myself, and heartfelt posts about living a balanced life.  These are all shared with the intent of inspiration.

I can’t wait to create a great life with you!

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  • Reply Karen Rees

    Fab blog Jessica! Thanks so much for stopping by & following – always great meeting new faces to keep up with… looking forward to reading all your future posts 🙂 Karen X

    April 17, 2015 at 11:45 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks! I actually noticed your idea to mark promotional posts with an * and borrowed that one if you don’t mind!

      Brianna at “Freckle Me Silly” pointed me in your direction and says your a whiz in the blog-sphere. Can’t wait to keep checking out your posts (&, of course, let me know if you have any advice!)

      April 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm
      • Reply Karen Rees

        Oh of course, you’re so welcome!! 🙂 As much as I’d love to take the credit for it I’m afraid I also took the * inspiration from other bloggers Jessica lol 😀
        What a lovely thing for her to say, that so kind & I’m delighted we’ve met through her – she’s such a lovely & supportive blogger! Looking forward to checking out yours too & have a fab weekend X

        April 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Whisked Away

    Just wanted to let you know I enjoy reading your blog and have nominated you!

    April 29, 2015 at 5:25 pm
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  • Reply jordynashley

    Featured you on my blog today lady 🙂

    September 4, 2015 at 10:22 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks so much! I can’t wait to check it out. 🙂

      September 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply jordynashley

    I have a giveaway going on that you may like lady 🙂

    September 28, 2015 at 9:41 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      I saw! I might just be one of your email followers. Can’t wait to check it out. 🙂

      September 28, 2015 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Dana @ The Daily Moderation

    Cute blog! I’m looking to start again soon too after basically a 2 year hiatus. Looking forward to following!

    January 11, 2016 at 11:32 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      I took 3 years off and decided to start from scratch back in 2014. Glad you’re back in the community. 🙂

      January 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

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