Baby Reveal Video and a Recipe

Hi, friends! Smile  Thank you so much for all of your kind words on Monday’s post!  I loved getting to share our exciting news with all of you!

I have a video of the reveal to share, but first, let’s talk WIAW!



The usual. Smile


I am all about snacks right now.  I need multiple snacks throughout the day to keep myself from getting too hungry at work!


Snapea crisps, cocoa almonds, and a pudding snack.


An all-natural fruit strip and a protein bar.


Pineapple has been on sale recently, and I’m loving it!



Leftover whole-wheat pasta with marinara sauce, broccoli, and Parmesan cheese.



Breaded chicken breasts (I just coat thinly sliced chicken breasts with Italian bread crumbs, cook them in a pan with olive oil until they’re a little brown on both sides, and then finish them off in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees), served with sweet potato “fries” and veggies in a light cheese sauce.


A couple of mini Twix.  Yum.


Today’s recipe is thanks to my blogger buddy, Amy.  She blogs over at Fearless Homemaker, and she rocks.  Her food pictures are always gorgeous, and she makes some incredibly tasty meals.  Go check her out. Smile

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

(Slightly modified from fearless homemaker’s recipe)

Makes 10-12 sandwiches


For the rub:

  • 3 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. coarse sea salt


  • 7 lb. bone-in pork roast (I used a Boston butt)
  • 16 oz. Dr. Pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp. hickory liquid smoke (found near the BBQ sauce in the grocery store)
  • 20-24 oz. bottle of BBQ sauce
  • Whole-wheat buns


  1. Combine all of the rub spices together.  Rub them on the pork roast.  Put the roast in a large bowl and cover the bowl with Saran wrap.  Refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next morning, place the roast in the slow cooker.  Add Dr. Pepper and liquid smoke.  Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  3. When the pork is finished cooking, pull it out of the slow cooker and put it into a bowl.  Remove the bone and throw away.  Reserve about 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and dump the rest out.
  4. Shred the pork with two forks.  Return the meat back to the slow cooker.  Add the majority of the BBQ sauce bottle, but leave a little in the bottle for serving.  Stir BBQ sauce into the pork.  Add the reserved cooking liquid and stir again.  Cover the slow cooker and let the meat cook on low for another 30 minutes, or until the meat is warmed up again.
  5. Serve on buns with a little extra BBQ sauce.  Enjoy!



This recipe was so easy, made a ton of leftovers, and was super delicious.


It would be great to make for a party or other event, because it makes so much.  And who doesn’t like pulled pork?!


Well, except for maybe the pig.  Who me?


And finally …

When I hold up the cupcake to someone on the left side of the screen, that was my mom, who we had Skyped on Brandon’s phone.  Then behind me on the desktop computer was Brandon’s brother and his family. 

For those who are pregnant or may become pregnant in the future, I highly recommend doing the gender reveal with your family.  It makes it so much more special. Smile

Question for ya …

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

Do you have a favorite place to get BBQ?

Share with me some of your favorite healthy snacks!  I’d love some new ideas!

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36 Responses to Baby Reveal Video and a Recipe

  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    You’re going to think I’m nuts but my eyes started tearing up at that video haha. I’m just so happy for you and Brandon! Congratulations again– You two will make awesome parents :)
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  2. amy @ fearless homemaker

    YAY, the video is awesome! So glad that your family captured that so you can watch it again + share it with your little one in the future. =) And thank you so much for sharing my pulled pork – i’m thrilled you liked it! hugs, friend!
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  3. Jessie

    This video definitely brought tears to my eyes! Ah, just so beautiful <3
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  4. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    I can’t wait to watch the video after work lol! You are so cute! By the way, I told Ashley that you and her can already have an arranged marriage planned for your little babies..! Ha ha :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha I told her the same thing! ;)

  5. Kat

    Oh my lanta. What a special moment for you two!! This is a great idea by the way. I am totally going to have to film ours :)
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  6. Tricia

    I am so excited for you guys! Snack-wise, I am into homemade trail mix (Almonds, Craisins, and a chopped up bar of dark chocolate), celery and almond butter, and veggies with greek yogurt dip (I mix plain yogurt with either french onion dip mix or a little ranch dressing). I also really like Sensible Portions brand sea salt veggie chips!

    • notsodomesticated

      Love those ideas!! I need to write those down!

  7. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    Awww how SWEET! Loved the video! Thanks for sharing with us! :)
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  8. Avery @ YoungAspirations

    What an awesome way to share that moment with your family! So excited for you guys!!! Bring on the bows! :)
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  9. Heather

    The video is so awesome!!!! Did you guys know before eating the cupcakes or was that really how you found out, and how did that get coordinated? So cool! I’ve never seem a ‘baby reveal’ and now I’m curious as I loved it (though we are done, it will be a fun thing to suggest to others!!!) We were boring and just made the old school phone calls to family LOL! What a fun way to share with your family! Congrats!

    • notsodomesticated

      We did not know before eating the cupcakes! We had the sonogram woman call the woman who did the cupcakes directly, and tell the cupcake lady the gender. The sonogram woman didn’t even blink when we asked her … I guess it’s become more popular now, so she was completely cool with it! She also wrote the gender on a piece of paper and stuck it in a sealed envelope, along with a picture of her little “private parts,” so that we could open it AFTER we ate the cupcakes!

  10. kaceyt

    Totally just teared up! You two are the sweetest!
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  11. Jentry Nielsen

    I love this idea! That is so adorable to have it recorded too, what a fun idea! I think it would be that much more special to do it with your family as well! Congratulations on the baby girl!!!!

  12. Eating 4 Balance

    I love what you did with the cupcakes. So cute!

    Our favorite BBQ place is in town. It’s called Belly Busters. Lol.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Love the name of that restaurant! ;)

  13. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana

    I totally just cried watching your video!!! What a sweet moment. Your daughter will love watching that when she is grown :)
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  14. Alyssa @ fit and fun in third

    Ahhhh crying again. Love it. Such a special video!!!!

    And I’m the same way with snacks since getting pregnant… if I’m not snacking on something I instantly feel sick, but I get so full after big meals, so I try to just have little things all throughout the day.
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  15. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    So, so cute!!! Now that I’ve seen this, I’d really like to do it one day! I just don’t know if I’d have the patience. It would drive me bonkers! PS. I totally teared up too! I think that it’s part I’m a total sap part my biological clock is totally ticking!!!
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  16. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Congrats!!! So adorable, such a sweet video!
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  17. Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily

    Such a cute video!!!
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  18. Leslie

    I just found your blog and we found out we are having a girl as of yesterday! And no joke, Addison is one of the three names we are LOVING, so good choice. Love the video, congrats to you and your hubby. It’s so exciting!

    • notsodomesticated

      Congratulations to you, Leslie!! How exciting! How far along are you?

      • Leslie

        20 weeks tomorrow! So I think I’m almost 2 weeks behind you. EDD is 4/19 :)

        • notsodomesticated

          Very exciting!!! :)

  19. Angela @ Beauty in Strength

    Awwww! Love the video!!! Congratulations! :)
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  20. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)

    Awwwwwww I got chills watching your video! Reminds me of all the emotions that came over me when I found out H was a girl. SO thrilled for you. Baby girls are so darn sweet. Prepare for your heart to melt on a daily basis :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Brittany! I’m going to need to go back and reread all of your blog posts once she comes … you gave so much great information and advice!

  21. Megan

    Congratulations! I wanted to cry watching your video. We were thrilled when we found out we were having a girl this summer. It goes by so fast! I hope you’ve been celebrating by buying a thousand poofy headbands, lol, that was how I celebrated!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha I haven’t bought ANY yet! But I did look at a bunch online. I guess I need to just break down and buy a few! ;)

  22. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    oh my goodness. Loving the video. you sound just like i expected you would. What an awesome way to find out. THANK you for sharing!
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  23. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    Aw, that video almost made me cry! So happy for you!
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  24. Pamela

    I really enjoyed watching your facial expressions.. How cool.. It looks like so much fun! i think you may have changed my mind for a future baby reveal! :)

  25. Corrie Anne

    Yay baby girl!! That video was adorable!
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