About Me

Cheap Is The *New* Classy is a family and lifestyle blog in which we hope to help you find ways to live a good life for less. We blog about family issues, lifestyle, home and garden, recipes, pop culture, Psychological and Sociological issues, entertainment and life in general.

Welcome to Cheap Is The *New* Classy! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dawn McAlexander and I am a 30ish year old married mom of a teen and we have a seemingly never ending supply of fur babies. I live near Winston-Salem, in rural North Carolina, have a degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University and have worked in Radio for most of my working life. I also love to read, shop at flea markets and go to concerts in my spare time. Although I love country music and classic rock,  I patiently await the return of the hair bands.

I am the owner of Cheap Is The *New* Classy and you are welcome to send any comments, complaints *gasp*, PR requests or advertising questions to me via email at dawn(at}cheapisthenewclassy(dot)com or by the easy contact form {to the left – the green button, or at the bottom of this page}. You can also contact me via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google +.

Amber is a Beauty and Fashion Blogger at Cheap Is The *New* Classy. She loves doing her makeup and hair and subscribes to countless fashion magazines. Her bedroom is an ad for Rue 21, Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister. Amber is in early college and hopes to one day have a career that brings in the big bucks – whatever that may be.

Thank you for stopping by this little piece of cyber space! I hope that you will stick around for a while! If you have any questions or comments, please email me at dawn(at)cheapisthenewclassy(dot)com, use the contact form below or use the contact {green button} to your left. Either method you choose will work. If you would like to contact either Jay or Amber, please use the same methods but put their name in the subject line. Thanks. :)



  1. Mary Baker says:

    I think it was on your site that I found the entry for the Colace Sweepstakes . If it was, I want to thank you because I won a Garmin Gps, Value $150! Thanks so much for all the hard work that you and all the other bloggers do! Mary Baker

    • That is awesome! Sorry that I didn’t see this sooner. :) Congratulations! And thanks for visiting!


  2. joannie sparks says:

    Grab an Abnegation or Divergent Graphic & Share It Hi I never Learned how to do this cause i don’t have a blog can you tell me or someone how to do it. Thanks Joannie sparks jscddmj [at] aol [dot] com

  3. What a mess that millions are affected by someone’s stupidity for hacking the Go Daddy site! So many of us bloggers rely on the safety and ease of use of the Go Daddy web hosting. This will not deter me from using Go Daddy in the future because even the Pentagon computers have been hacked! I hope we are not down too long:( Time is money !

  4. Hello Dear,

    How are you?

    This is Elaine, from glassesshop.com. I know you from your blog. You absolutely have a lovely and stylish blog. So that’s why I am writing to you and see whether you are interested in working with GlassesShop.com. Our shop focuses on online eyeglasses and sunglasses.

    For the collaboration, you can choose items (within $100 plus shipping fee) you love to try and show. We just hope:

    1. Add our banner on your blog channels. Make a separate review post of our glasses. Other ways of post are also welcome.

    2. Please add your product link along with the discount we create for you, so that your fans could get the exact item you choose with cheaper price.

    3. To let more people know your change with our product, please add the pictures with our product in your other channels: like FB, Twitter, Instagram etc. Please email us and let us know where the post is.

    We have the right to collect your photos and related comments. (If you do not agree, please inform us in advance.)

    We hope we could work together happily and establish long term cooperation in future. Please think over it and give us a chance.

    In order to make sure that you can receive the package, please write your shipping info in this form:

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    We would very appreciate for what you’ve done for us in promoting our products. Any questions, feel easy to ask me.

    Looking forward to your response!


  5. Hi Dawn,

    Just wanted to stop by to see if you plan on moving forward with the review. I sent you 2 kits and still have yet to receive your dental impressions. I also tried calling you too. Please let me know either way! I’m curious as to why our conversation fell off some time ago and I noticed you are keeping your blog updated. I understand you are very busy, any update is much appreciated.

    Smile Brilliant!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Hi Marty,

      I would definitely love to work with you and my daughter and I have been excited to try your new kit out. :) Can you send me this via email and provide tracking info as I am not seeing the package in my home? I apparently need to track this package down and see where it is at.


  6. Hello ,
    My name is June. I was just wondering if you are willing to accept sponsored posts.
    It’s for a wall sticker online shop, so it would be a perfect fit for your website. Also, it would be beneficial to your readers. The site is http://www.walldecalspop.com
    We are glad to offer you a resonable rate. Just let me know.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      We do. Please email me at dawn @ cheapisthenewclassy.com and we can discuss this further. Thanks. :)

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