We're celebrating today at Lick The Bowl Good!
On Wednesday I reached the viability mark in my pregnancy. I'm sure many people wouldn't think twice about this date, but for me it's a milestone. Of course this baby isn't done baking, but at this gestation he could survive outside the womb if he were born early. That's huge! Now I don't want him to come any earlier than September but at least I can breathe a little easier knowing he'd be okay. As of yesterday, according to his measurements at the anatomy scan, baby weighs about 1 lb. 7 oz. Grow baby grow! Here's what we both look like :-)
The next thing we are celebrating is my new logo! My wonderfully talented friend Lori from LFE Photography gifted me with a new logo from On The Spot Studio. Lori and I met a few years ago after the losses of our sons. We met at a support group but it was more than grief that led us to be friends. She is a sweetheart, a wonderful mother and wife and as I mentioned, a talented photographer. Lori has taken our holiday pictures for the past 3 years and I trust her wholeheartedly- she's creative with an artistic eye. If you're in the central Texas area, I highly recommend you check her out!
Lori is also really generous and thoughtful. She visits my blog often and thought I needed a more professional look for my logo rather than just typing in 'LTBG' on my photos- she was right. OTSS created a logo for LFE Photography and she did such a great job fulfilling her wants that I knew she'd create something just as wonderful for Lick The Bowl Good. I didn't want anything too literal so I opted out of a logo with a mixing bowl on it. Instead I wanted a layer cake (my favorite thing to bake) on a cake pedestal (I'm obsessed with them!) with strawberries (my favorite fruit). Notice there are three little strawberries- one for each of my boys :-) I just LOVE it! Thank you Lori!
Because of all the greatness going on here, I'm offering a giveaway from Guylian Belgian Chocolates to celebrate. A couple months ago, Guylian sent me a sampling of their beautiful sea shell chocolates. Several years ago my uncle gave my aunt a box of their milk and white chocolate sea shell chocolates for Valentine's Day. I thought they were so unique and special- better than anything that could come in a heart shaped box. They are almost too pretty to eat, but definitely do eat them because they're delicious. They're filled with a hazelnut praliné, are so creamy and just melt in your mouth. They also now make a dark chocolate version and individually wrapped sea horses, which are adorable.
Guylianhas offered to send a box of their Original Chocolate Shells to one lucky reader! All you have to do to is leave a comment on this post to be entered. Open to U.S. residents only.
Be sure to leave your e-mail address, or a way to contact you if you should win. One comment per person please. Giveaway ends Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 11:59 pm (CST). The winner will be chosen using Random.org.