Top Ten Posts of 2012

Top Ten Posts of 2012 ~

Top Ten Posts of 2012

Here is a list of the Top Ten Posts of 2012 at Cheap Is The *New* Classy. This list does not include giveaways as they are always really popular. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for joining in the first full year of this blog. I have really enjoyed looking over this list to see what it is that you guys like to read about. If you have other things you would like to see, please leave me a comment or email me at Hope you enjoy this list of the Top Ten Posts of 2012!

Top Ten Posts of 2012

Easy chicken bake with stovetop stuffing

1.ย Easy Chicken Bake Recipe: If you want something tasty, easy to make, that is just as easy on the budget, this is the recipe for you.

2.ย Master Pastels Hair Chalk: Apparently lots of you wanted to know about this cool hair chalk that we tried out earlier in the year. Lots of temporary color whenever you want it makes this hair color all of the fun with none of the commitment. ๐Ÿ™‚

Teaching a Teenager to Drive and Driving
3.ย Teen Driving Safety Tips: This post shares the trials and tribulations of learning to drive – and the stress of being a passenger with someone who is learning! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It also shares some safety tips for new teen drivers {or new drivers in generally}.

4.ย Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese: Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese? You know what’s even better? Macaroni and cheese with very little work. Put this yummy dish on and enjoy this comfort food. ๐Ÿ™‚

5.ย DISH To Drop WeTV? Downsized Cancelled? So Many Questions: I love the show Downsized but when WeTV said they were potentially dropping the channel it was going to be on, I wasn’t pleased. It turns out they didn’t drop the channel but Downsized got cancelled anyway. ๐Ÿ™

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off {Hughes, 1986}

6.ย Top 10 Movies Of The 80s: This is a compilation of mine {and several other bloggers’} favorite movie of the 80s. Several of you chimed in with yours, as well.

7.ย Box Appetit Lunch Box and Bento Box Review From Reuseit: This handy bento box makes lunch time a snap. You can organize all your lunch items in this convenient, microwavable lunch box.

Luke Bryan

Image Credit: CMT

8.ย Luke Bryan Love To Get Your Day Started Right: A lot of you were feeling the love for Luke Bryan just like I do. Good choice, ladies. Good choice.

9.ย How to Assemble An Electric Fireplace โ€“ Classic Flame Flagstone Fireplace Assembly Instructions: Need to know how to assemble an electric fireplace? Check out this step-by-step guide {with pictures} to find out how.

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10.ย 2012 Dixie Classic Fair {Winston-Salem NC} 9/28-10/7 Schedule: I love a day at the fair and apparently tons of you love the fair, as well!

Thanks For Reading The Top Ten Posts of 2012

Thank you all for being Cheap Is The *New* Classy readers! I hope you enjoyed the Top Ten Posts of 2012 and please let me know what you would love to see more of if it isn’t listed here. ๐Ÿ™‚

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Ooh… totally adding that slow cooker mac & cheese to my meal plan!

  2. What fun posts – I’m definitely going to look back through them! And that Mac N Cheese has now made me hungry! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I love the 80s post. All of these movies are on AMC. My kids watched them with me – too funny

  4. The 80’s post is great! Love the pic from such an amazing classic movie!

  5. What was downsized about? I have never even heard of it….

    • It was about this blended family {a BIG blended family with several kids} that lives in Arizona. They owned their own construction company and the mother is a teacher with a Master’s Degree. When the housing crisis hit, they lost the business and then their home. The show starts with them trying to rebuild their lives after all of these crises.


  6. I love all your posts. Cant wait to see what 2013 holds!

  7. I really want to try that mac and cheese recipe.. Thank you for sharing..

  8. Great top 10 post! I am intrigued by that hair chalk. And really, who doesn’t love Ferris Bueller?

  9. JaShawndra says:

    I love the 80’s post and I wasn’t even alive then ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing your recap ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Oooh…80’s movies! There’s something about 80 movies, like The Goonies, and 16 Candles, that just makes me feel like I’m “home”: warm and cozy!

    Thrift Diving

  11. Great list!
    I **love** Luke Bryans music! =)

  12. Great post! I have to bookmark this so that I can come back and read each post in its entirety. The food looks so good and that slow cooker mac & cheese …genius.

  13. The two recipes look awesome!

  14. Norma Cummins says:

    Totally loving the Chicken Bake! I’m always looking for new ways to fix chicken ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like you had a great year.

  15. I love your food pictures! They always make me hungry and ready to experiment in the kitchen (and that’s saying something cause I really don’t like to cook!)

    • Thanks! I don’t much love cooking either. My husband and daughter do most of it in our house!


  16. My favorite two of those is the Mac n Cheese and teen driving. Love your entire blog though!

  17. I love these “round up” posts. It is so nice to have a reminder of the great posts from the year prior, and to catch up on something that I may have missed out on!