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~ Keep Your Eyes on the Pies! ~

Written by Mary On August - 18 - 2015 0 Comment

Race day is quickly approaching! Many of you are aware of, and have enthusiastically participated in, the 5Kimmswick for several years now. In fact, last year, over 600 people gathered to run, walk, cheer, support, and raise funds for the Nancy Ratliff Medical Fund and The ALS Association. Each year, the number of participants and the amount raised grows, and we are so very grateful for that. In 2014, this Read More…


~ Every Day’s a Celebration! ~

Written by Mary On August - 4 - 2015 0 Comment

You may have noticed that we like to celebrate! From weddings and showers to birthdays and retirement parties, we love to jump in and make the day even more delicious. If you keep up with us on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll also notice that we try to keep track of and share the yummiest holidays. If you don’t follow us, you should – we will give you many scrumptious reasons Read More…


~ Wonderful Weddings ~

Written by Mary On July - 21 - 2015 0 Comment

We are very blessed to be a part of so many special days: birthdays, holidays, showers, and, of course weddings! It is such a joy to add our special touch to a day that will be remembered forever by a newly married couple, their family, and their friends. This is why we are so excited to be a part of The Wedding Show presented by St. Louis Bride & Groom Read More…


~ Treating a Crowd! ~

Written by Mary On July - 7 - 2015 0 Comment

Don’t you just love summer? One of the things I love the most about summer is the many gatherings: barbecues, parties, festivals, weddings, graduations, picnics, and more. I’m sure you know by now that I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and community. Of course, no gathering is complete without delicious food. Haven’t you heard that a party without a cake is just a meeting? Unless you enjoy spending the Read More…


~ Knights in Shining Armor ~

Written by Mary On June - 23 - 2015 0 Comment

This past weekend we celebrated Father’s Day. What a joy it was to see so many beautiful families bring Dad in for a meal and then explore the annual Father’s Day Car Show in Kimmswick! I just love seeing the many vehicles line the streets as people admire the craftsmanship and hard work that has been poured into them. I don’t know about you, but those classics bring back many Read More…


~ Staycation, Anyone? ~

Written by Mary On June - 9 - 2015 0 Comment

Many times when I sit to write to you, my friends, I am bursting with excitement to share all the wonderful events coming up in Kimmswick! I cannot tell you how blessed I feel to live in a community that offers so much to do. This past weekend we welcomed more than 30,000 visitors to our charming town to celebrate Strawberry Festival. Then, of course, this week we will have Read More…


~ Jump Into June ~

Written by Mary On May - 26 - 2015 0 Comment

I hope that all my dear friends reading this had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I hope that it was filled with fun and family time, but also with many moments remembering those who are serving or have served our great country and especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. Very soon, June will arrive and we are ever so busy preparing for a wonderful month! Read More…


~ A Sweet, Sweet Summer ~

Written by Mary On May - 12 - 2015 0 Comment

It has been a beautiful, busy, and oh-so-much-fun spring around The Blue Owl! We had a blast this past Friday at Kids Karaoke at The Blue Owl Sweet Shoppe in Kimmswick! Families from around the area came in to enjoy delicious treats, a DJ on the patio and great singing and entertainment. Stepping into our Sweet Shoppe is like stepping into yesteryear; you will find an old-fashioned soda fountain, ice Read More…


~ The Perfect Gift ~

Written by Mary On April - 28 - 2015 0 Comment

Among the most precious and perfect gifts I have ever received are the relationships I’ve had with the many wonderful mothers in my life. My own mother was an inspiring woman who instilled in me a love for family, friends, and delicious homemade food. Likewise, my grandmother lived a life of faith and family, and was a most amazing cook. I guess you could say I came into this world Read More…


~ Join Us for Tea and More! ~

Written by Mary On April - 14 - 2015 0 Comment

Sometimes, people ask how we can manage the many events at The Blue Owl, along with Kimmswick’s festivals, weddings, parties, and all the other activities in which we participate! I can’t help but respond that we manage with great joy and excitement! Yes, we stay so very busy, but what a wonderful opportunity to spend time with old friends and meet new ones. The upcoming weeks are no different around Read More…