About Sheena Tatum & Sophistishe


I’m no Pinterest Princess, I just play one on the internet.

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Oh hey, how are you? I’m Sheena. Nice to meet you. Are you an Instagram addict? How about Pinterest? Let’s be friends here and here. I’m a free spirited mama, dreamer, and wannabe hippie. While I’m on a mission to be the crunchiest of them all, I’m only human and I stumble. Sometimes my kids eat chicken nuggets and we use paper plates. No airs here. I live in Northwest Indiana / Chicagoland with my husband and boys (Jayden: 6yrs / Jaxon: 2yrs). My husband and I met in junior high and we’ve been inseparable ever since.

I traded a life of angst and uncertainty to become a mom to our two yummy, tiny humans. Truth is, I still deal with angst and uncertainty only instead of “OMG when am I ever going to finish school and have a career, so that I can have babies and my house in the country?” to “When are we going to have more babies, our modest dream home with a big ol’ garden, and some sort of travel budget? When will I ever be 100% comfortable in my now?” and other things I wish I didn’t worry about.


That said, I’m working on defining my fullest self. I’m only human and I’m learning to find zen in being… before I’m 40 and finally realizing that life wouldn’t have been so hard, had I let go of my tainted vision of how life is supposed to be. Did I mention that I can be a little dramatic at times? Maybe that’s where my 6 year-old gets it…

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I’m driven by the arts, so this blog gives me an outlet to unleash my creativity.

Sophistishe (suh-fis-ti-shee) is a play off of the SophistiChic decorating style. I often heard the term used on HGTV. I love decorating, but seldom have the opportunity, so I just rearrange my blog 50 million times to curb the craving. Sophistishe stands for sophisticated Sheena or she is sophisticated. I chose this name during my late teens as a way to reflect my growth as a person and need for a more mature image as a blogger (I used to blog under a pretty cutesy alias). Sophistishe started as a personal blog and has evolved into a lifestyle blog for women. I often share a mix of DIY projects, crafts, recipes, style, and family entertainment.

I’ve been blogging since 2001, spending long nights prettying up my blog, bantering on about my (then carefree) life, dates with the hubs (then boyfriend), and scouring other blogs. Those were the days before becoming a mother, professional blogger, and web/graphic designer. I have been trying to turn this hobby of blogging into a business practically ever since I started, and like a dream come true, my efforts have finally paid off. In addition to writing here at Sophistishe, I also write product reviews at She {hearts} It. I also partner with brands from time to time to provide creative content and ambassadorship work. As a little girl, I wanted to be a Veterinarian, as I grew older, a Web Designer. I entered college as a marketing major and switched to photo journalism. While I didn’t complete my studies, I’ve managed to still have it all. It’s funny how things work out in a destined sort of way. I just need a few animals in my life.



The canine crew belongs to my in-laws. Close enough. :)

I’m obsessed with anything that contributes to natural and better living. I love getting lost in topics that relate to Holistic Living, Wellness, DIY, Decor, Photography, Boho Fashion, Travel, Family Amusement, Green, Baby, Food and Women’s Health. I love, love, love loud nail polish, jeans that enhance my backside, and the tropics.

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Giving Back

$10,000 donation to Valplayso Playground / Valpo Life Article

Brand Work


SC Johnson
30 Green Days Challenge

Lands’ End
Quality Coat Challenge

Life Is a Special Occasion

Whirlpool Moms Campaign

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Corporate/Press Trips

T.J. Maxx
Disney World
General Mills
America I AM Atlanta


BlogHer (2)
BlogHer Food (2)
Mars SHOP Conference
Mom 2.0 Summit

Web & Print Coverage

Parents Magazine
Blue Suit Mom Blog
Seventh Generation Blog
Power Moms by Maria Bailey
Wise Bread: 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

Sophistishe is a for profit blog. My disclosure policy can be found here.

I am for hire as a Brand Ambassador/Influencer. Feel free to contact me for more information and media kit.