(UPDATED) We love color and whimsy. Since we're targeting moms and dads, we'd love a logo that bridges both genders. Our website theme is watermelon-ish in color (http://www.parentingwithbellson.com). We want a logo that will complement that, but prefer that it include more and/or different colors that just pink/red and green. As we've looked through logos, we really like whimsy matched with a vintage feel. We don't want it to be cartoony, but love the idea of toeing that line with the whimsical.
We also love designs that link any graphics with the text. I tried to communicate that in some of the logo idea descriptions.
I should also point out that "with bells on" is supposed to be a pun. Our last name is Bell, but we're also trying to help parents be the best parents they can be (hence, parenting *with bells on*). We're on the fence about whether we actually want a bell in the logo or not. We could go other way and hope to see you wonderful designers surprise us!
If you read our "About the Bells" page (the rest of the pages are just mockups for now), you'll get a pretty good feel for what we're like. We've been married fifteen years, have ten kids (yes, that's right!), and love to tell others about Jesus in engaging ways. We're fun and free, and don't want to be pigeonholed as having any type of political affiliation or stereotypes. We live in the city, love urban life, love taking walks as a family, laugh and sing all the time, and want our blog to feel like it fits us.
Thanks for reading and taking the time on this contest!!!