About themcdorkins

I am a stay at home mom of three awesome boys and a very weird dog and patient cat. I moved to Florida a cew years ago and I've been trying to keep myself sane, through my anxiety problems and bouts of depression. I love to express myself, mostly through how I prepare meals for my family, crochet and many other crafts. I am lucky that I can get my hands on a new skill and easily pick up the basics. This blog is a hodgepodge of my life. I think people would say I practice attachments parenting, but I just do whatever my kids tell me to do. I have become pretty good at this and I have learned to pretty much read babies like astronomers read the stars.


I have decided to run a sale in my Etsy shop that will continue through to the last day of summer, September 22nd.  This sale includes all items, including custom orders.  Coupon codes are as follows:
“ispent25” for $5 off of a purchase of $25 or more
“ispent50” for $15 off of a purchase of $50 or more
“ispent75” for $25 off of a purchase of $75 or more
“ispent100” for $35 off of a purchase of $100 or more

Remember, this includes EVERYTHING in my shop, from yarn to hats to patterns.  Also, remember, you have less than a month to get your order in!! 


Visit my Etsy shop, Casual Fashion Queen, to check out what awesome items I have available!



Anchors Giveaway!!

Click the link to put in your entries for a giveaway for some really super cute, awesome baby items all embellished with anchors!!

I know your little sailor will be happy if you win!

Tis the Season for DIY


Tis the Season for DIY

Super easy, quick and fun Christmas d.i.y. with the kids today. Inexpensive and can be made into a sweet treat to hand out to tons of people, making each gift costs less than a dollar. Toss in a nice cellophane bag and throw a bow on it and you’ll brighten a lot of days with minimal blow to your wallet! Also, the work labor is cheap because you can pay them in decorated pretzels.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Melt chocolate or get the chocolate melts at your local store(they come in a ton of colors and flavors, so I totally recommend). Melt your choice following the instructions on the bag and then hand dip each pretzel and place on parchment while your children go nuts and throw sprinkles all over the place!! (I rolled up towels and placed around the edges of the parchment so nothing would go ricocheting across the room and I wouldn’t be sweeping up sprinkles all the way until 2014.)
Wait until cool and dry and then tuck them away between layers of parchment or throw them right in our cellophane bags and head right out the door.

Make sure you dip the broken pretzels in the chocolate and eat them. This verifies nothing is poisonous and this is a necessary step in the making. I promise.

Winter is coming…


Winter is coming...

For the month of November, only, indulge in my Etsy shop by using the coupon code “FREESHIPPING” to get just that– free shipping!! Click this image of a really awesome, really warm, really pretty cowl that I knit and use your coupon code before time is up!!




Free Shipping Until the End of November!


Free Shipping Until the End of November!

Come swing by my Etsy shop and get free shipping until the end of November, using the coupon code “FREESHIPPING”. Easy, right? I love to do custom orders, too, so don’t be afraid to ask for something you don’t see. You wish is my command!!