Ellen and I used our tax return this year to upgrade a couple things in our home.
The first MAJOR thing was the computer.
--We've been using my laptop as our computer for a long time now. Hers doesnt like to fire up anymore. I dont know why and we plan on seeing how much it will cost to get it fixed in the future, but for now we've been using my laptop. The only problem is, my laptop doesnt have a screen. Or at least the screen doesnt work. Nor does the battery. So its basically a keyboard hooked to a square black thingy that does nothing and its connected through an external monitor we got for Christmas.
--My computer is also fairly old (4 yrs) and starting to run with a small bit of a snails pace (although we may try to get it fixed too in the future) so we decided to get a new computer!
here it is
(but not the monitor...we already have a great one). I'm super excited as i was just sent an email saying it was shipped today. I had it custom made by dell...I dont like paying for things I dont want and I want to have all the things I do want...so its just better this way!
The second slightly less MAJOR thing was the couch.
--We've got this WONDERFUL blue couch that reclines and is incredibly comfortable. I love it to death, but it is extremely heavy and doesnt really fit into our living room decor
--We decided to buy another couch! This one was from Ashley furniture and Ellen is very excited. here it is
The third slightly less MAJOR thing was the television
--We've got this nice 32" TV that works well. Still (just like the couch) its incredibly heavy and its not a 21st century tv.
--We got HD :) I love it...32" Samsung 720p for $400 w/ tax. this one
isnt exactly it, but the one I got was on clearance and is now off the best buy website...but its very similar!
So we got to get a bunch of great new things to make our house look good! YAY
The good news is that we were great shoppers. We researched what we were buying to make sure they were all fairly good quality and also only spent half of our tax return! The other half is staying in savings! YIPPEE!
Ellen's ring day is in less than a week! I'm excited for that too!!!
Thanks for reading