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.

10 Fall Decorating Ideas For Tables And Mantels

Fall Fireplace Mantel: 10 Fall Decorating Ideas For Tables And Mantels | Cheap Is The New Classy

In less than a week, it will be Thanksgiving. It’s a time for turkey, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and a time to reflect back on all of the things that we have to be thankful for. With people flocking to each other’s homes, if you are looking for some fall decorating ideas for tables and […]

Holiday Dog Safety Tips: How To Keep Your Dogs Safe This Holiday Season #ad #RichellPet

Holiday Dog Safety Tips: How To Keep Your Dogs Safe This Holiday Season #ad #RichellPet

The holidays are such a wonderful time of year. There is so much to do and so much fun to be had. Having people gather at your home that you may not have seen in months or longer can even be exciting for your dogs. I know that both of my dogs get really excited […]

10 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes For Your Family Table

Baked Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze 1-1

Thanksgiving is coming and we here at Cheap Is The New Classy are excited. It’s so much fun to gather with your family and friends, share a nice meal, and think about all the things that we are thankful for. When you gather with those you love this holiday season, be sure to let them […]

Planning Out My Black Friday Shopping Hunt For A DSLR Camera #sponsored

Planning Out Black Friday Shopping For DSLR Cameras

We have not always been a family that shops on Black Friday. We would usually go shopping on the weekend after and get all of the left over deals. However, last year there was a deal on laptops that we just couldn’t pass up. My daughter needed a laptop for school and I needed one […]

10 Perfect Parfait Recipes

10 Perfect Parfait Recipes For National Parfait Day | Cheap Is The New Classy

November 25th is National Parfait Day and there is no better day to try out one of these 10 perfect parfait recipes. From Pumpkin Mousse Parfait to Almond Joy Pudding Parfait and from fruit filled parfaits to mocha flavored yumminess, you are sure to find a tasty parfait recipe to help you celebrate. So, round […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: 10 Leftover Turkey Recipe Ideas


This year Thanksgiving falls on November 27th and there will be a lot of turkeys getting cooked. You know what that means – a ton of leftovers. If you would like to try something new this year instead of the traditional turkey, or if you are wondering what to do with all of those leftovers, […]

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I know we are just cranking up for winter but how would you like to save money on your air conditioning next summer? A smart homeowner plans ahead and The Mister can help you with that. It’s an air conditioning energy savings device that can save you up to 30% a month. That is a […]

10 Beautiful Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas

10 Beautiful Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas | Cheap Is The New Classy

Is your house ready for Thanksgiving? If you are hosting family and friends this holiday, then you probably are thinking about Thanksgiving and fall decorations. If you need some ideas, we have some for you. Check out these 10 Thanksgiving decoration ideas and get inspired. Many of these crafts are easy DIY projects that you […]

10 Yummy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

10 Yummy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas | Cheap Is The New Classy

What are you serving or eating for dessert this Thanksgiving? How does Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie sound? How about Toffee Pecan Bundt Cake with Caramel Drizzle or Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream. If any of these yummy recipes sound like great alternatives to traditional Pumpkin Pie to you this Thanksgiving, then you have come to the […]

Cranberry Recipes: 10 Tasty Recipes With Cranberries


Did you know that November 23rd is Eat A Cranberry Day? If you have no plans to celebrate that holiday, you still probably need some nice cranberry recipes for that other tasty holiday in November: Thanksgiving. From the turkey to the mashed potatoes and from the green bean casserole to the cranberry sauce, there is […]