jade sheldon


Originally from South Africa, Jade moved to the United States at age 12. She resides in Orange County. She is a lover of great books, good food and any wine. She spends her time with her fiancé and her Pomeranian. Jade holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Nevada Reno. You can read more of her writing at https://ocbalancedbrunette.wordpress.com/

My Proposal Wasn't A Surprise And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

By jade sheldon
'Tis the season of engagements. The season where if you so happen to turn on your television, at least three out of seven commercials will be a proposal commercial with a completely shocked woman staring at a blinding diamond ring that her handsome…

10 Life Lessons That Are Best Learned From Your Grandparents

By jade sheldon
Grandparents are the kale in the salad of life. They came first, they have the most to offer you and most of the time, they are under appreciated. My grandmother will be 76 on April 15, Tax Day. This is the first birthday I will spend with her in…

6 Ways To De-Stress Before Bed When You Can't Stop Thinking About Work

By jade sheldon
It has become an achievement to get less than eight hours of sleep. People often brag at the office that they only got five hours of sleep the night prior. As we have become increasingly obsessed with technology, we spend more time than ever…

How Getting A Breast Reduction In My 20s Gave Me My Life Back

By jade sheldon
I recently stumbled upon a picture of "Modern Family" actress Ariel Winter confidently rocking an absolutely stunning black dress on the red carpet at the SAG Awards, and I noticed her visible breast reduction scars. This brought me back to about…

10 Tips To Help Any Zodiac Sign Win The Heart Of An Aquarius

By jade sheldon
Aquarians are like the unicorns of the zodiac. They march to the beat of their own drum and tend to be eccentric people. They possess bold and mysterious personalities. If you have your heart set on an Aquarian, and you want to know what it's like…

16 New Year's Resolutions To Make For Each Phase Of Your 20s

By jade sheldon
I have always loved the idea of creating a list of improvements to make and goals to attain for the next year -- aka New Year's Resolutions. In 2015, my main goal was to rein in my shoe shopping, secondary to my primary goal of finding love. Both…

7 Tips For Hosting A Perfect And Stress-Free Friendsgiving

By jade sheldon
Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year. There's reruns of "Charlie Brown," an abundance of pumpkin pastries in every grocery store and the scent of apple-cinnamon candles that fills every store you meander through. It just puts me in a thankful…

He Is Temporary: The Definitive Rules For Dating A ‘Mr. Right Now'

By jade sheldon
I was new to Orange County. After having been single for seven years (by choice), I decided I was going to try online dating and finally find the Mr. Big to my Carrie Bradshaw. I joined OkCupid, and little did I know I was about to kiss a lot of…