This has happened to me so many times. Looking back even now... See the picture on the LEFT (from Pinterest) was my dream and the picture on the RIGHT is actual reality. Not bad, uh?
That's why they say it's worthwhile keeping a scrapbook, diary, Pinterest page or simply collect pictures that talk to you. They appeal - for a reason or another - to your sub-concious (or something, eh) and become a self-fulfilling prophecy. That's what I believe, too. Amen.