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~ Celebrate Luck ~

Written by Mary On March - 17 - 2015 0 Comment

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, my dear friends! I do hope that you’re celebrating well today! I have had such a marvelous week so far, and it’s only Tuesday. Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday. I was completely overwhelmed by the wishes of so many. Thank you for taking the time to wish me a happy day. It truly was. Did you know that Americans first officially celebrated St. Patrick’s Read More…


~ Saying Goodbye to Festus ~

Written by Mary On March - 3 - 2015 1 Comment

As a mother, grandmother, wife, and owner of the now-famous Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery, I have been blessed to have many of my dreams come true! I recall the day another dream was born; the day we celebrated the 24th anniversary of The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery, was the same day we opened The Blue Owl Sweet Shoppe, right next door. Featuring an old-fashioned soda fountain, candy store, Read More…


~ The Ultimate Girl’s Day Out ~

Written by Mary On February - 17 - 2015 0 Comment

Working women, rejoice! This weekend holds learning, excitement, and much-needed time for YOU! The Working Women’s Survival Show is back for it’s 28th year of food, fitness, fashion and fun. This event, held at The St. Charles Convention Center February 20-22, is described as the Ultimate Girl’s Day Out. Over 370 exhibitors gather to offer products, services, demonstrations and entertainment to the attendees. There is truly something for everyone, including Read More…


~ Loving, Living & Dreaming ~

Written by Mary On January - 27 - 2015 0 Comment

Oscar Wilde once pondered, “Who, being loved, is poor?”  I couldn’t agree more. I find such richness in life, knowing that I am loved and loving in return. As February approaches, love is on the minds of couples young and old. I couldn’t be more grateful to have the great love of my life by my side. My darling Jerry and I have been best friends for many years, and Read More…


~ Have Your Cake and Eat It Too! ~

Written by Mary On January - 13 - 2015 0 Comment

When that special birthday or other celebration is coming up, there is much to do! The most important thing, though, is to let the honored person know how very special they are to you! As you’re shopping for delightful decorations, fun favors, and the perfect present, we know one thing you can do to make a huge impression without a lot of work on your part. By ordering a specialty Read More…


~ Resolving for More ~

Written by Mary On December - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

As 2014 comes to a close, we are giving thanks for a wonderful year and looking forward to a fabulous 2015! Many of you are creating your list of resolutions for the New Year, planning to quit some habits and begin some anew. Today, I would like to offer a few suggestions. In 2015, I would love to see more of these things in your life and mine! More thought. Read More…


~ Santa’s Favorite ~

Written by Mary On December - 16 - 2014 0 Comment

My! Oh my! Hasn’t December been the most delightful month so far, my dear friends? We have enjoyed such wonderful events here in Kimmswick, including the annual Cookie Walk and Old Fashioned Christmas Festival, a Girlfriends Day of shopping and tea, and Dinner with Santa. If you joined us for any of these events, we would love to see your pictures! Simply post them to our Facebook page for all Read More…


~ A Delightful December ~

Written by Mary On December - 2 - 2014 0 Comment

In Kimmswick and around the St. Louis area, December greeted us with a bit of harsh winter weather, and many students and teachers in the area celebrated their first surprise snow day! No matter the weather, December is simply a delightful month, especially in Kimmswick. We have many holiday events coming up for you and your family to enjoy. Join us on December 5th, 6th and 7th for the Kimmswick Read More…


~ So Very Thankful! ~

Written by Mary On November - 18 - 2014 0 Comment

In just over a week, we will be celebrating another Thanksgiving! I just love all the holidays, but Thanksgiving is one of my favorites; there is nothing better than gathering with friends and family to express our great gratitude and eat delicious food! In preparation for the big day, we’ll all be so busy that there will be little time for writing or reading blogs. So today, I want to Read More…


~ Bring the Best! ~

Written by Mary On November - 4 - 2014 0 Comment

My, oh my! How time does fly! November is here. As I look back at October, I cannot stop smiling at the lovely memories created around The Blue Owl. Hundreds of ladies had a bewitching night as they haunted the streets of Kimmswick, enjoying all kinds of goodies. Little goblins discovered many tricks and treats on their very own day. Finally, more than a hundred thousand people came to celebrate Read More…