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Crazy Preggo Dreams- The Illustrated Edition

You've heard people say that Preggos have crazy dreams, right? Considering that my "normal" dreams are usually pretty intense and "plot heavy" (think the Bourne Identity playing inside my head every.single.night), you'd guess my preggo nighttime entertainment might get a little bizarre.

You'd be right.

I've been documenting my dreams since I got pregnant 8 months ago. I kid you not, these are the word-for-word, no "liberties taken for the sake of entertainment" dreams I've had since that time. My husband can attest! 

So now I give you my Crazy Preggo Dreams, the Illustrated Edition. Feel free to analyze and interpret them in any way you see fit in a comment. Or just laugh. or be scared.

#1 The Intervention
My family called for a family intervention for me, because they didn't like the color I'd dyed my color.
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest

#2 Prehistoric Peril
Our submarine shipwrecked on an exotic island. The crew (played by my close friends in real life, Ayla, Jordan, Ryan, Denay) and I disembarked, and were promptly chased by T-Rexes.
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest

#3 Deviant Reliever
I pooped in the backseat of our car. This was totally ok and socially normal.
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest

#4 Tragedy to Infinity and Beyond
I was Buzz Lightyear's widow and upon his untimely death was forced to raise our space children alone.
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest


#5 Deviant Shaver
I was shaving my legs, in a public park, at night.
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest

#6 You're Not the Boss of Me I
Aliens were mind controlling everyone on the planet and I was the only one who knew about it. I kept trying to tell people, but the aliens kept killing anyone I told. It was frustrating.
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest

#7 Bridal Shop Nightmares
Gordon Ramsay had a new show where he helped failing bridal shops reinvent themselves. Much like his other show, Kitchen Nightmares, that I like to watch, sometimes at night. Wonder how this dream happened...
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest

#8 Mission Ikea Break
Ikea was a high security prison that me and Tom Cruise were trying to infiltrate. I don't know why. we just were. and it was awesome.
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest

#9 You're Not the Boss of Me II
The mind control thing again, but this time it was by people, instead of aliens. I was the only one who realized what was happening (again), and I had to act zombified so no one would suspect. They made us do weird things like sleep in a room full of cold showers. In my dream life (and real life too!), this was an unspeakable cruelty.
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest


#10 Pet Hotel
I was a stingray breeder. But this didn't stop me from going on vacation! Oh no! because thankfully there were hotels with trained marine life wranglers that would board my rays in swimming pools while I chilaxed.
Crazy Preggo Dreams, illustrated. these are so ridiculous! #funny #pregnancy #humor #drawing #clevernest

and now, even more Crazy Preggo dreams!

#11 Travel A.D.H.D
I wanted to go to Argentina to see my in-laws (who really do live there in real life), but I only got as far as my grandma's house (this would be in an alternate dimension, you see, since Grandma's been gone for a long time!). Once there I got distracted playing with my childhood toys. "hey! I remember this Barbie!" 

#12 Breaking Bad Food Choices
I was a prosperous drug lord (oh yes, I can super bad @#* in my dreams!). I made use of a hit man who only asked that I pay him in snack food. Super convenient.:)

#13 Drama Under the Sea
I was the Little Mermaid, and I was living her tale, soap opera style. I was turned human, and on the run from Dad, aka King Triton. He had hired someone to kill me (only the best way to deal with a rebelious daughter!). But unfortunately for him the hit man had a tender heart, and befriended me instead. I lived in an apartment by the sea as I searched and pined for my true love, Prince Eric.

Needless to say, I'm highly entertained in my dreams. Ok, you can start analyzing me now.



    

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UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Jennifer S.! 

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My blogversary month is in full swing, and it's time for another sweet giveaway! But first, I need to announce the winner of the Jamberry Nails giveaway. Congratulations to-

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Check back in on Saturday for a post about my crazy preggo dreams! Sorry if you came by last Saturday expecting that post, sickness and Valentine's Day got the better of me. Bleh! But I pinky swear it will be up this weekend! :D



    
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Valentines 3 Ways

Valentine's gift ideas for a guy, for preschoolers, for a gal pal! #clevernest
Happy Valentine's day! 

I hope you're feelin' the love today! We have a fun, family friendly evening planned for tonight with some good friends. A double date (plus kiddos) at Downtown Disney. I just hope my 8 month preggo body cooperates with me. Things like walking, sitting, and standing are all more fun interesting at this stage of the game :)

This week I made some easy and quick Valentine's presents for the special people in my life. Here we go, Valentine's, 3 ways!

Valentine #1: Girlfriend Style
I met up with a long time gal pal today and brought a special gift for her. I've admired these Sharpie mugs for a long time- 99 Cent store mug meets Sharpie= match made in heaven!
99 cent store mug and a regular sharpie! cute Valentine's gift idea #coffee #clever_nest

99 cent store mug and a regular sharpie! cute Valentine's gift idea #coffee #clever_nest

First I read up on how to go about it. This awesome sharpie mug post by Craftaholics Anonymous has a bunch of very helpful tips and troubleshooting help.

I cleaned the mug with soap and water and let it dry completely. I used a regular black sharpie (what I had on hand) to draw my design. Then I placed it in my oven while it was cold, and turned it on to 450 degrees. Once it had finished preheating I set the timer for 30 minutes. Apparently the point is to melt the glaze on the cup and have it absorb the ink into the glaze.

Then I turned off the heat and let the mug sit in the oven while it cooled. The tips I read say it's still not dishwasher safe, but the ink should stay put with gentle hand washing!
diy 99 Cent store sharpie mug, easy directions to make it permanent. Valentine's idea #clevernest



Valentine #2: Preschool style
Andrew is 2 1/2 and loves to create masterpieces. We made a few Valentines for his grandparents and Uncles and Aunties. All told, it took a couple of days to complete (he wasn't in the mood, I wasn't in the mood, etc.), but they came out cute! And they're pretty much impossible to mess up. :)

I had him smear/paint a manila folder (fresh out of cardstock!) with craft paint in a few Valentines-ey colors.
cute and easy Valentine for a Preschooler #heart #clevernest #hand_art

Once it was dry, I folded the folder in half and traced Andrew's hand along the folded edge. Can I say fold a few more foldy times?
cute and easy Valentine for a Preschooler #heart #clevernest #hand_art

When I cut out his hand print, there is a cute heart shape in the middle! He was very proud of his creation :)
cute and easy Valentine for a Preschooler #heart #clevernest #hand_art

Valentine #3: Sweetie Style
I busted out my Silhouette Cameo (best Christmas present ever!) to make a special Valentine for my hubby. I wanted to incorporate our "history" together, the places we've been, things we've done together... in a meaningful way.

I made a list of different things I could think of that I could assign a number to, like how many places we've lived (3), live concerts we've seen together (7), and other memorable things. I wanted to make circles with the number cut out on one side, and the explanation on the back.
Cute idea for a guy- attach a bunch of these to a balloon, all the special things you've shared together #valentines #giftforguys #clevernest #silhouette

I created little 2 1/2 in. circles with numbers on them. I used Brittanic Bold in size 75, 100, and 150 depending on the size of my numbers (3607 days we've known each other, that's almost 10 years!) I added a small circle at the top so I could tie a string to each one. 

Download my Silhouette File here!
...
not :(


I couldn't attache the Silhouette file in this post, boo, but I'm happy to share! Leave a comment with your email and I'll send it to you!
Cute idea for a guy- attach a bunch of these to a balloon, all the special things you've shared together #valentines #giftforguys #clevernest #silhouette

 I printed out my circles in a few Valentinesy, yet manly-enough-for-my-man colors, and wrote my love note explanation on the backs.
Cute idea for a guy- attach a bunch of these to a balloon, all the special things you've shared together #valentines #giftforguys #clevernest

Cute idea for a guy- attach a bunch of these to a balloon, all the special things you've shared together #valentines #giftforguys #clevernest

I tied each one to a string, and then tied the bunch to a big "Love" balloon (sorry for no final picture, the balloon placement was done under stealth of night). 

Unfortunately the balloon wasn't strong enough to hold up under the weight of all that cardstock, haha. I guess I should have used fewer dates, or cut them out of light weight paper instead of cardstock. Live and learn!

I hid the balloon with all the circles tied to it in Jason's car, so when he went to work this morning he'd have a little surprise waiting for him! He loved it:) and Andrew loved playing with the balloon he christened "Daddy's surprise" all afternoon long.

Don't forget to enter to win the Jamberry Nails giveaway going on HERE!
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 Have a great weekend!


    


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