Ultimate Blog Party Twenty-Twelve

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Untitled-3copy Hello to all of you trickling in from The Ultimate Blog Party! Please feel free to introduce yourselves by leaving a comment! I’m also hosting a timely PartyLite giveaway below!

I’m Sheena, twenty-something mom of a silly almost 4 year old boy.

I married my junior high sweetheart.

I’m a firm believer in following your passions, and living life to the fullest. I don’t like conforming to standards or trying to fit in. I do what I want and make no apologies.

In the past, I’ve faked the funk as a blogger and vow to never ever do it again.

Sophistishe consists of family stories and random, quirky, introverted thoughts of mine, revelations, and hobbies.

I’m partial to photography, so I make sure to insert pretty pictures into my posts so people will read them :-).

I thrive in warm weather. Cold weather makes me grumpy. I loooove the tropics.

When buying jeans, they must absolutely make my backside look scrumptious. No exceptions.

I treasure my personal space. Ideally, I’d like to live in a secluded area away from neighbors.

Pinterest is my happy place, although I’m not loving the new layout.

I love collecting nail polish, always have since I was a little girl.

Want more? Check out my about page and the posts nestled on my sidebar under “Posts to Read”.

Past party posts:
UBP 2010
UBP 2011

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Win PartyLite Prizes From A Fragrant Beauty!

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The ScentGlow Warmer Frosted Treat and Sugared Macaroon Scent Plus Melts have been donated to the Ultimate Blog Party Prize Pool. Simply enter to win on the prize entry page. The next two prizes, you’ll enter to win here at Sophistishe!

Giveaway ends April, 20th 12:01 EST. A winner from the U.S. will then be randomly selected and announced in the Rafflecopter widget below. Check out my Giveaway Rules if you have any questions. Good luck!

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To support my blogging efforts and site expenses, I do share relevant affiliate links in my posts. Thank you for your support.

Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Stacie April 20, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Your little guy is almost four? Wow how time flies! Stopping by to say hi during the UBP2012!

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  • TimeDogEmily April 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Hey there! Stopping by from the UBP12 to say hello. You’re family is beautiful!!! I hope you had a great time this week during the party!

    -Emily, Timedog.com

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    • Sheena April 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

      Thanks so much, Emily! I’m spending some time tonight to catch up so I don’t look like jerk, lol!

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  • Deb K April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    I am Deb from DebsHere.Great Blog you have here!!

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  • YoliDreams April 18, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Hello! Your son’s facial expressions are adorable! Here from the blog party. Love the blog, looks like it will be interesting to follow! -Yoli

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    • Sheena April 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

      Hi Yoli, thanks for stopping by! I’m off to check out your blog now!

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  • Princess Stephy April 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Hey stopping by from icecreamtobellyrings! I found you through UBP and like what i see. I will be sure to pop my head in again!

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    • Sheena April 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

      Hi Stephy, thanks for visiting! I stopped by your blog and left a comment. Don’t be a stranger!

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  • Cinny April 16, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    I love how straightforward you are! Nice to meet you, I’m Cinny from Whirlwind of Surprises. It’s my first time at #UBP12 and I hope you’ll come visit my UBP post too.

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  • Wendy April 16, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    I’ve visited you before! 🙂 My blog is Artsy Chaos — nice to meet you again!

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  • Tracey k in Ohio April 16, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    I am Tracey and I’ve been a reader here for a whole when I discovered you thru Chookooloonks. I enjoy reading you post cause you’re so down to earth & real. Blown away that you fell in love so young and it’s strong we than ever today. Blessings. PS: anything I hopefully win will be awesome.

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    • Tracey k in Ohio April 16, 2012 at 9:37 AM

      Sigh… I meant “stronger than ever”.. Damn autocorrect.. Lol.

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  • Brooke @ Lovesgumbo April 15, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    I need that diffuser in my life. I just moved into an older house and I’ve been burning sage and candles to change the essence of this place.

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    • Sheena April 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      I didn’t know you could burn sage. *off to research that*

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  • carol bruckner April 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    lovely family! stopping by from UBP – enjoyed reading your post and I agree about the jeans…

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    • Sheena April 21, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      Thank you, Carol! There’s nothing like a great pair of jeans :).

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  • Kimberly April 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    I’m not an official blogger, so I hope this counts. I love how you blog honestly and I married my middle school sweetheart. too. However, at the time he was not my sweetheart. I thought he was a nerd.

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    • Sheena April 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

      Thanks for commenting, Kimberly. Luckily hubby and I weren’t in the same class, so we weren’t around each other enough to grow tired of each other, lol.

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  • Juliana RW April 14, 2012 at 6:38 AM

    Hi…. I come for the party ^___^ I found your site from UBP 2012. Hope you come to my party post too, http://bit.ly/ubp2012. While you are there, feel free to enter our current giveaway (few of them in cash). Thank you.

    Juliana RW

    ps: lovely photos

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  • Annie @ Mama Dweeb April 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    I love your photography! What lovely pictures!

    It is beyond cute that you married your high school sweet heart. All the boys in my middle school annoyed the snot outta me so I don’t know if I’d marry them today LOL!!

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  • Felicia April 13, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Okay I just found your blog and I think I may be in love with it. I love the way you describe yourself as a blogger, that’s pretty much my thoughts on the way I blog.

    here for the UBP12!

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  • ashley picco (mamawee) April 13, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    nice to meet you! Would love for you to come over and party with me at http://www.talesofmommyhood.com/2012/04/ubp-12.html

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  • Ronni April 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Oh hai! Hmm, I think your blog is where I found out about the UBP. 😀 I’m about to enter your giveaway. Woohoo!

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