About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time lifestyle blogger that runs the ship that is Cheap Is The New Classy. She loves to do home decor and DIY projects, organize stuff, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and travel. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, Jay, teen daughter, Amber, and too many furry {and not so furry} friends to count.

Disneyside Dog: That Moment I Realized My Dog Is Actually Stitch #disneyside

Disneyside Dog: That Moment I Realized My Dog Is Really Stitch #disneyside

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know who Puppy Mister is. If not, meet Puppy Mister – a 4.5 pound chihuahua with sharp claws that need endless trimming, googly {or googwee, as we like to call them} eyes, a tongue that sticks out when he sleeps and a dog that […]

10 Ooey-Gooey Marshmallow Treats Recipes

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Do you love marshmallow treats? Personally, I really love s’mores. I even tried some this summer that were salted caramel flavor. Yum. From S’mores on the campfire to cookies, cereal bars and holidays treats, we have a nice selection of marshmallow treats recipes for you today from some of the coolest bloggers we know. Perhaps […]

5 Tips To Help You Live Beautifully #sponsored

Tips To Help You Live Beautifully #sponsored

What do you do to live beautifully? We all have different things that we do to feel our most beautiful. We all know that beauty products can enhance our appearance, but there are other things that we can do to feel more beautiful, too. Check out these 5 tips to help you live beautifully and […]

Disney Pin Trading: A Beginner’s Guide #disneyside

Disney Pin Trading: Learn About Our Beginner's Experience With Pin Trading At Walt Disney World

Before we took our first trip to Disney World, I did a lot of research. I wanted to learn about rides so that we could schedule Fast Passes, restaurants so that we could make reservations and anything else that we could learn to make our trip easier. One of the most interesting things I learned […]

Character Meet and Greets At Walt Disney World #disneyside

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Character Meet and Greets at Walt Disney World: Memorable Souvenirs That Don't Cost A Lot of Money | Cheap Is The New Classy

We recently visited Walt Disney World for the first time. During our stay, we got to meet several of the characters that we know and love from Disney movies. For most characters, the lines are not especially long and many even sign {or stamp} autographs for you. So, you will need to get an autograph […]

10 Fun Ways To Build A Snowman Without Snow


Winter is coming and for many of us, that means snow. I have to admit that I am looking forward to the winter. I love to see the snowy trees and everything covered in white. We live near the mountains and it’s beautiful to see their snow capped peaks in the distance. If you love […]

10 DIY Home Organization Ideas For A Clutter Free Life

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If you look around your house and see clutter, chances are you de-clutter if you only had ideas of where to put everything. You, my friend, are in luck. Check out these 10 DIY home organization ideas that can help lead you down the path to a clutter free life. I am especially loving the […]

10 DIY Christmas Gifts Ideas For Teachers


Teachers love gifts from their students. And many children love to give their teachers presents as well. If your child wants to show their teacher appreciation this year, why not try out one of these cute Christmas gift ideas with your child to say thank you. Many of these are pretty quick and/or easy DIY projects that will […]

Things I Learned At Niche Parent Conference 2014 #NicheParent14 #disneyside

Things I Learned At Niche Parent Conference 2014

I am writing you now from Disney World. Wow. That was fun to say. The hubs, Amber, her friend Mackenzie and I have been at Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World since Thursday for the Niche Parent Conference 2014. 3 of us had never even been to Florida and none of us had been […]

Desserts With Nuts: 10 Recipe Ideas For Those Nuts For Nuts


Are you nuts for nuts? If so, why not celebrate National Nut Day {October 22nd} with one of these 10 desserts with nuts? From walnuts to almonds and hazelnuts to pecans, you will find tons of rich and tasty desserts chock full of your favorite nuts. I am personally in love with any nutty dessert […]