Every time, I say to SO: “Honey, guess what? I have an idea.” I know his heart skipped the beats. It isn't because he is excited to hear my ideas. It is more like he is holding his breath hoping it isn't some huge idea that will take enormous work. “Oh gees, what could she have in mind now?” My ideas alone can be controlled by me in terms of how grand, but our ideas together can run wild.
Let me give you an example of how small could turn into "le grande." When we first moved to our house, I wanted to get rid of the bushes in our front yard that the critters used as a hiding place / home. The trees were pretty, but they shed all the time and were in the wrong places. They shed so much that our porch would be covered with leaves every day. Our plans together ended up with the whole front yard ripped out. All the original bushes, trees and plants gone! We got a new paved driveway, new grass, new balustrades, and new palms a year later.
Knowing this about ourselves, we are trying to take it really slow. Above is a photo of the kitchen I am hoping to get as close to as possible after the remodeling work. Yes, together we can turn a small project into grandiose.