One of my creative friends gave me this canister with a message bean in it for Christmas.

Cute, I thought. I'd seen them in garden catalogs and wondered, "how do they get the word imprinted on the bean?"

I followed the directions (highly unusual, for me!) and lo and behold, it sprouted!

It's grow quite big, almost 4 inches tall and the imprinted part is close to 2 inches wide.

And it really makes me smile, every day.

They say it's the simple things ... and they're right!

Thanks, Steph!