The first year Bryan and I got a significant tax return, we were so excited. We could take a trip! Buy something frivolous! Live it up with surprise extra cash!
(We sometimes discuss the irony of the fact that we're so excited to discover we've been loaning the government money interest-free. But whatever.)
We were young, we were carefree, and an unexpected windfall meant the chance to act even more young and carefree.
This year, the final number on our 1040 turned out to be considerably higher than we'd expected (thank you, Child Tax Credit!). Like smart little investors we're putting most of it toward our HELOC, but we decided to use some of it to splurge.
Our version of splurging?
A big order of spices from here.
This food processor (which I found for half-price on Amazon, snaps to me).
We are now officially old, no doubt about it.