CJ Prints Blog

Spiritual Saturday - The Seed

Hey there! We end each week on an inspirational note, with a feature called “Spiritual Saturday.” Nothing preachy, just some genuine thoughts from us designed to lift your thoughts to things above...  Gardening is a popular pastime. A recent survey revealed American gardeners spend nearly $50 billion a year taking care of their lawns and gardens, with the average household plunking down more than $500. My wife and I have spent more than our fair share raising green children on our home’s quarter acre. Over several months we had gathered native wildflower seeds from various sources; an online nursery, a...

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Fun Fact Friday - Climbing Mt. Hood

How’s it going? Great, we hope! Friday posts are dedicated to sharing fun filled facts about us, our lives, our family - brief details that give you a glimpse into just who runs this little corner of the internet and will hopefully help you get to know us better. This time we go back to 1998 in history to when we called the PNW home. Chris was a few years younger then, and was persuaded to join a friend’s expedition to climb 11,249-foot Mount Hood in Oregon. The memorably successful trek to the summit began around 4 am, and included a...

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Tutorial Thursday - How To Flatten A Poster or Print

Hello again! It’s “Tutorial Thursday,” where each week we teach something simple, share a design idea or two, or offer usable how-to home decor suggestions. Today we’ll answer one of our most FAQ: How to flatten a poster or print? So you finally ordered a large print for your wall, it safely arrived rolled in a tube, and now you don’t know what to do next. Here are a few tips that can help get that artwork unrolled and safely displayed on your favorite wall. First, here’s a DIY approach. Wash and thoroughly dry your hands. You don’t want dirt or...

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Witty Wednesday - No Sports

Week two without sports: Found a young lady sitting on my couch yesterday. Apparently she’s my wife. She seems nice. Can you relate?? This quarantine business seems to be affecting all areas of our lives. While I don’t watch tons of sports I am feeling NASCAR withdrawals. They are holding virtual races, which are slightly entertaining, but it’s just not the same. And I haven’t brought myself to watching any archived races. Yet. Creating word art for you is one way we’re keeping our minds off world events, and staying busy while stuck at home. So in case you’ve found...

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Top Ten Tuesday - US Travel Faves

Friends! While stuck in quarantine limbo we thought we’d dream a bit and came up with our top 10 US travel destinations. Here they are in no particular order, with some of our favorite specifics about each place...  Yosemite National Park - Mountains, waterfalls, rivers, and forests. The incredible vistas are endless.   San Francisco, CA - Fog, sourdough, cable cars, the Pacific Ocean, Queen Anne architecture, bridges, and history.   Colorado Springs, CO - Garden of the Gods, hiking, fresh mountain air, high altitude  vistas, and old bungalows.   Antebellum Trail, GA - Deep south vibes, quaint towns, preserved mansions, sprawling...

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