About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for Eat Play Rock and State By State Travel. Her interests include traveling, home decor and DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her daughter, Amber, and her {and not so furry} friends.

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Mexican Plants: Flowers, Trees and Shrubs we saw on our Caribbean Cruise port of call in Cozumel, Mexico

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde After All These Years and ModlyChic. In January, I visited Cozumel, Mexico, and just fell in love with the country. It’s so beautiful. With the palm trees, the gorgeous beaches and the fabulous weather, what’s […]

Win A Family 4 Pack Of Tickets To The Lantern Fest in Fayetteville, NC On 11/21/15

Win 4 Tickets To The Lantern Fest 11/21 In Fayetteville, NC {sponsored}

Going to be in or around Fayetteville {Fort Bragg}, NC on 11/21? How would you like to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the Lantern Fest at Fayetteville Motor Speedway? The Lantern Fest is coming to Fayetteville, NC aka Fort Bragg and we’ve partnered with a group of Bloggin’ Mamas in the area […]

6 Reasons Why I’m Thankful I Met My {Almost Ex} Husband

6 Reasons I'm Thankful I Met My Almost Ex Husband

My husband and I separated. I felt it was important to share this here because you won’t be seeing many more posts from him {he has a few coming} and I didn’t want you readers to wonder why. We have been together over 9 years and our 9 year wedding anniversary would be in February. […]

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Are you ready to clean our some of your stuff that you no longer want? Are you ready to purchase some new items at great steals? Then listen up! Bargain hunters and savvy sellers of North Carolina, we’re thrilled to announce that VarageSale has launched new communities across the state as of October 13th, 2015. […]

DIY Fairy House – An Upcycled Creamer Bottle Craft

DIY Fairy House - An Upcycled Creamer Bottle Craft

Got an empty creamer bottle? Don’t throw it out! We have a craft for you today that we think you and your kids will love: a DIY Fairy House. This upcycled creamer bottle craft is really easy and inexpensive to make, too. Plus, it’s super cute and colorful. With the fall leaves disappearing, I could […]

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Amber and Kenny Chesney

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Christ Church Frederica Church & Cemetery on St Simons Island, Ga

A visit to Christ Church Frederica church and cemetery on St Simons Island in Georgia.

I must admit, I haven’t visited all that many cemeteries in my life. I do love the history surrounding them, though, and thinking about the lives of those that were here before us. On a recent press trip to St Simons Island, I got to visit Christ Church Cemetery Frederica in St Simons Island during […]

To Those Reading This: You Are Beautiful. That Is All.

To Those Reading This: You Are Beautiful. That Is All.

So, a few weeks ago I saw a really stupid video on YouTube. I won’t say who the person was who did it because, honestly, she doesn’t deserve your pageviews {aka money} or your time. What I will say is that she made a video that probably hurt a lot of people. Under the guise […]

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Cardinal Health sent me this product to try, and donated to a charity of my choice. Wound Care At Home With Cardinal Health As some of you may know from a previous post of mine, my daughter was in the hospital a few years ago with appendicitis. Due to this, she was taken into surgery […]

Life Is Too Short For Hate

Life Is Too Short For Hate

As many of you know, my mom died earlier this year. We were estranged and I talked about how I felt being left out of the obituary. Well, a certified letter was delivered a few days ago talking about mom’s will. Of course, I never expected her to leave me anything. I mean, she couldn’t […]