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.

10 Cute DIY Christmas Decorations & Ideas

10 DIY Christmas Decorations

Are you a DIYer? If you are like me, then you like having little crafts and projects to keep you busy. If you are like me, you might also like some help with ideas. If you are looking for some inspiration for some cool craft ideas for this holiday season, we think we have some […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Foodie Edition #holidaygiftguide sponsored

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

What better time for a foodie than the holiday season? All that tasty food! And all of the fun making that yumminess if you are a foodie who also likes to cook. If you are looking for a great gift idea for your favorite food, we have some great gift ideas for you in our […]

The Great Smoky Mountains: Open For Business And Ready To Welcome You Back

The Great Smoky Mountains Are Open For Business

As you guys know, Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas are one of my favorite places to visit in all of the world. Although the recent wildfires did a lot of damage, the area is making an awesome comeback. And a lot of the area wasn’t damaged at all. Besides helping those that lost homes and […]

The Best Meat Loaf Sandwich Recipe + Win A LUX 3-In-1 Multi-Cooker {US Ends 12/25} ad

The Best Meat Loaf Sandwich Recipe

It’s almost the coldest time of the year and you know what that means – comfort food! And we have a great recipe for you that will allow you to spend more time with loved ones and less in the kitchen. With very little manual prep and just a few hours in the slow cooker, […]

White Chocolate & Coffee Trifle Recipe + Win A $55 Chocolat Frey Prize Pack {US Ends 12/18} ad

White Chocolate & Coffee Trifle Recipe #ad #FreyHoliday #ChocolatFrey

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Chocolat Frey. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. It’s the holiday season {and now I have that Andy Williams song stuck in my head} and it’s time for all things tasty! I am talking […]

Holiday Chocolate Bonbons Recipe + Win A $25 Save-A-Lot GC #ad #holidaysmadeeasy #savealotinsiders

Easy Holiday Chocolate Bonbons Recipe | The New Classy

Have you ever had guests show up at your house unexpectedly? Well, that can happen around the holidays. And if you are like me, you don’t always have something tasty prepared. Well, if you find yourself in this position, you could always whip up a batch of these Holiday Chocolate Bonbons. These super easy bonbons […]

Gatlinburg Wildfires Information, Resources & How You Can Help #prayforgatlinburg #prayforthesmokies

Gatlinburg Wildfires Information, Resources & How You Can Help

Wildfires are currently destroying parts of The Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Gatlinburg wildfires are also threatening the surrounding areas of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Though The Great Smoky Mountains are the nation’s most visited national park with over 307 million visitors last year alone and Dolly Parton {one of the most popular […]

Love Through The Ages Infographic sponsored by Brilliance.com

Love Through The Ages + $1,000 Promise Ring Set Giveaway #sponsored

Before I met my spouse, neither one of us believed in fantastical notions like love at first sight, finding “the one” or the concept of true and everlasting bliss. That changed very quickly after our first date and things progressed rapidly after this first encounter. A few weeks later, still and always blissfully in love, […]

7 Tips To Help You Stay Healthy While Traveling This Holiday Season #ad #HealthySavings

7 Tips To Help You Stay Healthy While Traveling This Holiday Season #ad #HealthySavings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ad #HealthySavings #CollectiveBias So far, it has been a whirlwind November for us. Yesterday we got back to Port of Miami after a week long cruise to Cuba. Yes, people. Cuba. This year marks the first year that […]

Top Winter Jackets For Women #SierraTradingPost #TrailTime #ad

Top Winter Jackets For Women To Keep You Warm & Toasty

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. Winter time is almost upon us, people! Who’s ready? I am definitely ready for the hot cocoa, the Christmas music, the snow and the beautiful lights everywhere. One thing […]