Our Parsley Plant Died…

…and it got us thinking: “We can’t be the only people struggling to live together in a cheap apartment, trying to make ends meet, and doing things like saving on groceries and fixing the scary evil garbage disposal all on our own, all the while making mistakes and learning how to live like real grown-ups.” Our hope, therefore, is that this blog will assist those who find themselves in a position like ours- young, naive people who need to know things like these:

  • How to live comfortably, i.e. NOT: in your parents’ basement/in your friend’s basement/in a cardboard box/in a slightly more upscale plastic box under a bridge downtown/etc.
  • How to cook food for yourselves. (Kind of.)
  • How to keep aforementioned parsley plants, garbage disposals (and incidentally ourselves) healthy.
  • How to have something resembling a balanced budget.
  • How to pay bills. (bleh.)
  • How to plan a wedding. (Your tastes may vary.)
  • How to do all of these things with no money.
  • How to get money when you don’t have any.
  • How to not drive each other insane, and how to fix it when you do.
  • How to, ultimately, be young, poor and strangely happy.

To be perfectly frank, trying to manage all these things at once is terrifying.

But we’re all in this together.

Wish us luck.

-J&L

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6 thoughts on “Our Parsley Plant Died…

  1. Meryl says:

    I’ve been meaning to read you two… and finally got around to it today with the latest post showing up on your fb… aaaaand then i spent my day on pinterest, watching baseball, cleaning the grout, pouting that my gf wasn’t around and reading your blog. and it was good. Keep writing guys. It’s nice to know we’re all in the same metaphorically tiny, weird-and-difficult-to-manage-but-totally-awesome row boat.

  2. eevaaw says:

    Yay! I love that you two are blogging! It’s so much fun to read! And trust me, it’s not easier to live on your own 😉 I don’t have plants for example, because I know they would die all the time. Anyway, I’m excited to read more!

  3. Steven Tiell says:

    I’m really looking forward to reading this!

  4. Aunt Chris says:

    Loved the blog! This was awesome and should be required reading for anyone just starting out!

  5. Kia Wiese says:

    Jacob and I are right there with you……. we feel the pain, yet completely happy and it only brings us closer.

  6. Rachael says:

    smittenkitchen.com, especially http://smittenkitchen.com/recipes/#Budget and also the quick and/or freeze tag, saved my life in new apartment life! good luck on your blog journey!

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