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.

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life

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New clothes are expensive. So, why buy new when you can repurpose what you already have. When your clothes grow too small, get a few stains or become unfashionable, why not use some of these upcycled clothing ideas to make them new again? You can even go shopping at thrift stores for the items you […]

10 Chocolate Cupcake Ideas For Chocolate Lovers

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Do you love chocolate cupcakes but want to try something new? If so, you have come to the right place. We have 10 new chocolate cupcake ideas for you to try to change it up a bit. You can make these for Chocolate Cupcake Day {October 18th}, for the kids school or for a nice […]

10 Perfect Pasta Recipes For National Pasta Day And Beyond

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Did you know that October 17th is National Pasta Day? Not that most people need an excuse to eat a pasta dish. But just in case you do, I got your back. And if you are looking for a different kind of pasta dish than spaghetti or traditional mac and cheese, we have rounded up […]

How To Build A Game Room Perfect For Your Friends And Family

Game Room Ideas: How To Build The Perfect Game Room For Friends And Family #sponsored

It is perfectly possible for anyone to build a game room that will be suitable both for use with friends and the whole of your family – and these are some games ideas that will make it ideal for both.