About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. 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 dog, Daisy.

Meals That Stretch: Top Dinner Ideas That Will Surely Leave Leftovers

When you were single and didn’t have any children, you had the luxury of being able to eat out when you wanted and as often as you wanted. When you actually did cook, you could cook for just yourself… those were the good old days, right? But once you got married and started a family, […]

How To Prep Your Yard For An Outdoor Movie Viewing Party

It might be winter, but that doesn’t make it too early to think about summer activities. Specifically, I have been pondering how to get my yard summer entertaining ready. One thing I would love to do is throw an outdoor movie viewing party. Doesn’t that sound like so much fun? In order to do that, […]

Basement Media Room Decor Ideas

I decided to do something really cool to my basement this winter. I bought a projector and a huge screen so that I can watch movies and games in this under utilized part of my house. Let’s face it. I love the movie theater experience and TVs are only so big. The screen arrived a […]

Win 4 Tickets To The Nutcracker Ballet At Berglund Center 12/14!

I have never seen the Nutcracker Ballet. Can you believe that? So, the holiday themed event that I most wanted to attend this year is the Nutcracker Ballet. And I am going on the 14th! Yes! Would you and your family like to go, too? Enter below to see the Southwest Virginia Ballet’s production of […]

Pinehurst Area Holiday Gift Guide

I feel like there is really no one gift that fits all. That is why we have offered you several gift guides this year. For the travel enthusiast, like myself, I am thinking that the Pinehurst Area Holiday Gift Guide might be just what the Santa ordered. The Home of American Golf has so much […]

8 Things I Am Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that you all are having a wonderful day full of family, friends, parades, dog shows, Hallmark movies and lots of turkey and pumpkin pie! I also hope that each of you has taken a few moments to reflect on all of the wonderful things that you have to be grateful […]

150+ Black Friday Ads + Cyber Monday Circulars Roundup

Who’s ready to go Black Friday shopping? Well, we have 150+ of the best Black Friday ads and Cyber Monday circulars right here for you to check out so that you can make your plan of attack. View all of your favorite Black Friday ads below including Walmart, Target, HP, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Best Buy and […]

2019 Pinehurst, Southern Pines & Aberdeen Holiday Events Schedule

There is so much for which to be thankful around the Home of American Golf … and no better time of the year than Thanksgiving to count our many blessings. One thing for which we are particularly thankful is the wide array of holiday festivals and celebrations all over the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen […]

25+ Coupons For National Fast Food Day 11/16

Do you need an excuse to get your grub on at your favorite fast-food joint? Well, I have just the reason for you – it’s National Fast Food Day this Saturday, November 16th! Oh, and you guys know how I love to save money, right? I got you, boo! Check out this list of 25+ […]

2019 Travel Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

I love traveling, especially road trips. I also find airplane rides and cruises quite enjoyable as well. Really, I just love to see new things. I think that every place has something beautiful and unique to offer, you just have to check it out and see what that is. Wondering what to get your favorite […]