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, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, Jay, and their fur babies.

My Pregnancy Story

Amber - Age 3

This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own. When I was 19, I became pregnant with my daughter. Although I was young, it was quite an exciting experience. Though I got pregnant easily, I had lots of medical problems after that. The most dangerous […]

Keep Your Loved Ones Safe With 911 Help Now

Keep Your Loved Ones Safe With 911 Help Now #sponsored

Have you ever felt like you could use an extra layer of personal protection or additional security when you’re alone at home? Working late? Out for a jog or walk? What about when you’ve been shopping at the mall and you have to go through a dark parking lot to get back to your car? […]

DIY Dog Food Station From An Upcycled Kitchen Recycler #ad #FeedDogsPurina

DIY Dog Food Station From An Upcycled Kitchen Recycler #ad #FeedDogsPurina

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FeedDogsPurina #CollectiveBias A few years ago I got a kitchen recycler. It’s really handy, but not for what you are thinking. it doesn’t work for us for recycling but it works great to store items needed for our […]

How Breaking Up Saved Our Marriage

How Breaking Up Saved Our Marriage

Jay and I just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary last month with a trip to Pigeon Forge, TN. Flashback to a year ago though, and I really didn’t think we would get to that anniversary milestone. In the summer of 2015, Jay and I broke up. We tried to continue to live together for […]

10 Things You Must Experience in Cienfuegos: The Pearl of Cuba #sponsored #TravelDeep

10 Things You Must Experience in Cienfuegos: The Pearl of Cuba #sponsored #TravelDeep

Recently, Jay and I got the opportunity to cruise to Cuba with Fathom Travel. We have been to a lot of places in the Caribbean, but Cuba was particularly interesting to us and, since Americans have not easily been able to visit Cuba in our lifetime, it was an amazing opportunity. We spent 4 fabulous […]

Deal Alert: 20% Off Purina Dry Dog Foods At Target #ad #FeedDogsPurina

Deal Alert: 20% Off Purina Dry Dog Foods At Target #FeedDogsPurina

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FeedDogsPurina #CollectiveBias Get 20% off of great Purina dry foods at Target! Here are the products that you can get the discounts on and the date these discounts will be available. 20% off Dog Chow® Dry Dog Food(all […]

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe #sponsored

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake is perhaps our favorite type of cake in this household. So, naturally, we love trying new cheesecake recipes when we can. If you are looking for a cheesecake that is not as heavy as many of the more traditional types, then we think you will love this one. It requires less cream cheese and […]

Blackberry Melon Smoothie Recipe

Blackberry Melon Smoothie Recipe

When our daughter still lived here, she used to make smoothies all of the time. Since, she has moved out, my husband and I have carried on with the tradition. Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of vitamins and minerals in one tasty food. I decided to play around with the Minty […]

Not Clipping Coupons? You Could Be Missing Out On Thousands In Savings Yearly

Not Clipping Coupons? You Could Be Missing Out On Thousands In Savings Yearly

Every year, there are billions of dollars of coupon savings available in the U.S. market. Of those billions of dollars, shockingly few end up actually being redeemed. In fact, it adds up to an average of around $11.60 per person.

How We Spent National Margarita Day At The Island In Pigeon Forge #theislandpf

How We Spent National Margarita Day At The Island In Pigeon Forge #theislandpf

Did you know that February 22nd was National Margarita Day? We didn’t until we got to Margaritaville at The Island In Pigeon Forge, TN. We were spending a few days in Pigeon Forge to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, and decided to check out The Island and happened to learned that there were a lot […]