Logos I like (with notes) are saved on this Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/mayr2/logos/
----these will give you a good idea of the types of font combos, style of font, and design I like, but I'm open. Please note that I'm not looking for anything in a circle or with any type of background. As you'll see in the board, I'm mostly drawn to logos that use two fonts.
The blog has a lot of white space and a clean look, so the logo should reflect that. The header is not particularly tall right now (100 px tall), so I'm not looking for a very tall logo.
I am 50/50 on whether I'd like an image to go along with the text, would love to see both examples. If there is an image it should be more of an accent to the text, and should be simple and free form (shouldn't look anything like stock photos or clipart). No forks, knives, spoons, cocktail shakers, or drink glasses please.
I am currently using all lowercase, the logo could continue with that theme or could put one of the words in all caps (and I'm open to other ideas). I'm using the word "and" right now, but might be open to using "+".
I'd like to use part of the logo/header as a favicon as well.