Today, my very favorite YouTuber of all time debuted her new (old) channel. I am already struggling with just calling her  Grace or Grace Helbig, instead of DailyGrace. Perhaps ItsGrace will soon catch on.

I first discovered Grace in 2012 and this was the first video I ever watched:

Honestly, I don’t even remember how I found her. I must have been following someone on Twitter who sent me to her channel for whatever reason. But from the first video, I was hooked. At the time, I was subscribed to maybe three completely random channels. I was more of a casual YouTuber, only looking for videos of cats and DIY tutorials I would never do.

She is also the reason I found:

  • Mamrie Hart
  • Hannah Hart
  • Mitchell Davis
  • Zoella
  • Sprinkle of Glitter
  • Tanya Burr
  • The Fine Bros.
  • Michelle Akin
  • Tim
  • BethinShow
  • OkayNate
  • Dave and Ethan
  • iJustine
  • Nerdist
  • Miranda Sings
  • John and Hank Green

… and the other 300+ channels I am now obsessed with subscribed to. I just said I am prescribed to them, and had to change it to subscribed. So glad nobody caught that.

But back to Grace. Everyone has their reason for loving Grace. And because I know she wouldn’t bash MyDamnChannel for choosing not to let her keep her channel and its millions of subscribers and loyal fans just because her contract ended, I won’t talk about the douchebaggery that is MDC. Oh, my bad.

Her newest ItsGrace video debuted today, starting with dozens of YouTubers gasping at her new channel. Let’s all take a moment to do the same:


Whether you like Grace because she’s funny, smart, quirky, adorable or just downright genuine, go follow her on her new channel, ItsGrace. If she doesn’t make you laugh or smile, your heart is made of stone.



New Year, New Blog


Hello !

New Years is perhaps my favorite and the most underrated holiday of the year. This year, as per usual, I completely forgot to take pictures during our 2-person, 2-dog New Year’s Eve party at home, so you will just have to trust me that it was awesome. I was about to epic and was like.. eww no.  I actually technically started blogging a couple weeks ago, but I didn’t like the name I chose so I switched it to this one. I will be moving over those posts tomorrow.

But I quite like having the first post going up on January 1st. It makes my inner OCD feel very happy. I knew I would post a New Years-ish post today, because honestly, why wouldn’t I. It was actually my husband’s idea to talk about my resolutions. I like to think of them as goals though, that way I’m not disappointed when I give up on them mid-January.

Ready… Go.

Blogging every day. I was even tempted to name my blog “Daily Jenn,” but not only was it taken, but it’s too similar to DailyGrace, my fave YouTuber. So It’s a Jenn Thing it is.

Taking more pictures. Yeah, worst blogger ever. Nobody wants to read nothing but text, I mean seriously.. what a bore.

Not starting sentences with And, But or So. I don’t do it so much with my professional writing, but when blogging, I have a tendency to choose these sentence starters. Terrible habit.

Balancing my work and personal life. I have been working from home as a freelance writer for about 3 years now. While I absolutely love it, I still have not mastered doing anything but working. I sit in front of my computer at least 12 hours a day, but closer to 16 or more. I used to at least take lunch breaks, and I don’t even do that anymore. I promise to at least try to develop some type of schedule.

Organizing everything. If you asked me to see last year’s tax returns or showing you what work I did last week, I would have no idea. Starting today, I am keeping spreadsheets and organizing my files.

The obligatory weight loss resolution. I hate even listing this because it’s on about 99% of everyone’s lists, but it’s a thing and it’s something I need to work on. I am not really concerned with what the scale says, but I would like to get healthier. I mean, I am literally eating cheesecake for dinner.