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.

Recipes With Eggs: 10 Egg-stremely Good Egg Recipes


My husband loves to fix breakfast. And he fixes some of the best eggs that I have ever eaten before. Do they taste better because he cooks them better or just because he is cooking? Who knows? Either way, I am glad my hubby cooks. National Egg Day {June 3rd} is soon and World Egg […]

Easy And Cute DIY Coffee Cup Sleeve Tutorial

Easy And Cute DIY Coffee Cup Sleeve Tutorial

If you read this blog often, then you probably know about my affinity for all things coffee. I love it hot. I love it cold. In a cup. In a tumbler. I love it with sugar. I love it with milk. Whatever. I love coffee. Except I don’t love burning my hand. Ouch. But why […]

Salsa Chicken Fajita Recipe + Win A $25 Gift Card {US Ends 6/1} #ad #SaveALotInsiders

Salsa Chicken Fajitas Recipe with Colorful Grilled Peppers

Recently I became part of the #SaveALotInsiders. What this means is that I will get to find out about new and cool things going on at Save-A-Lot. And I will get to share these things with you. One of those things is that Save-A-Lot is now selling Dove and Suave products. I love both of […]

5 Ways To Support Ronald McDonald House Charities

5 Ways To Support Ronald McDonald House Charities

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit a Ronald McDonald House® then you probably already know about all the amazing ways it serves the community. For over 40 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) has helped families stay close to their critically-ill child as they undergo life-saving medical treatment, but that’s only the beginning. […]

Real Pets & Weight Loss: Gracie’s Perfect Weight Story #ad #PerfectWeight

Gracie's Weight Loss Story: Hill's Science Diet Perfect Weight

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight 10 Week Turnaround, but Cheap Is The New Classy only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. You may […]

Easy And Delicious Peach Lemonade Recipe #ad #NeverEndingSummer

Easy and Delicious Peach Lemonade Recipe

Gosh, it has been so hot this week and it’s not even summer yet. We have our AC cranked way up and it still is a little hotter than we like in our home. If you are roasting like us and need something quick to cool you off, then you need to try this easy […]

Rinse, Recycle, Reimagine With Unilever For A Brighter Future #ad #ReimagineThat

Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine: #ReimagineThat Empty Container #ad

We humans waste a lot. Unilever wants to inspire us not to make small steps to waste less daily. “Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine.” is a new program Unilever is launching in partnership with Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council. Did you know that you can recycle most of the product packaging that you use in […]

May Ongoing Giveaway Linky + Directory Of Where To List Your Giveaways #linky #sweepstakes

Ongoing Giveaways Linky + Giveaway Linky Directory

Giveaways Linky ~ A toast to your winning! Welcome to Cheap Is The *New* Classy’s May Giveaway Linky! Bloggers – Do you need somewhere else to add your giveaways? Winners! Do you need some more giveaways to enter? Well guess what! Here is the place for you.   May Linky Please feel free to add […]

Why Cincinnati Reds Games Are For Girls, Too #sponsored #SpringInCincy

Why Cincinnati Reds Games Are For Girls, Too

This past weekend, my friend Laura from Another Cent Saved and I got to do something really cool. We got to go to a Major League Baseball game. I had only ever been to one in my life. As a teen, I got to see a game at Wrigley Field. This past weekend, we saw […]

Easy Key Lime Pie In A Mug Recipe #ad #YogurtPerfection

Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe In A Mug #ad #YogurtPerfection

My daughter and I both love yogurt. It comes in so many flavors and some of it is so decadent, it’s like having a rich, sinful dessert. That is where Liberté® Méditerranée Yogurt comes in. This weekend I stopped in at Publix and was able to pick up some of Liberté® Méditerranée’s tasty yogurts to […]