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~ Welcoming Summer! ~

Written by Mary On May - 17 - 2016 0 Comment

Though summer has not officially arrived, we have had a few days that remind us that it is soon on the way. Area children are beginning summer break soon, graduates are celebrating, and we’re busily preparing for the Annual Kimmswick Strawberry Festival. Summer’s arrival means that you have many events to attend! That means that you’re surely looking for a crowd-pleasing dish to bring. With that in mind, I decided Read More…


A Mother’s Dreams

Written by Mary On May - 3 - 2016 0 Comment

As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, I stop to consider how truly blessed I am. I grew up with the most wonderful mother and grandmother, who served as role models and provided so much love and laughter! Now, I am blessed with amazing children and grandchildren. It seems that every day is Mother’s Day for me, as I treasure every moment and every memory with those I love. I remember those Read More…


April Showers: Welcoming Baby

Written by Mary On April - 19 - 2016 0 Comment

Few things in life are more wonderful than welcoming a new baby into the world! Don’t you just love the precious snuggles, the soft sounds, and the excitement of what the future holds? In my last blog, I shared ideas for Bridal Showers. At The Blue Owl, we also love to help families celebrate the arrival of a new bundle of joy! Baby showers have changed quite a bit in Read More…


April Showers: Fun for the Bride-to-Be!

Written by Mary On April - 5 - 2016 0 Comment

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers which then bring June weddings! Whichever month a wedding will occur, much of the fun begins with the Bridal Shower. We at The Blue Owl simply adore our brides and we want to see them showered with love, gifts and memories. Today, we share a few ideas to make the bridal shower or couples shower a most memorable event. On Read More…


~ Happy Easter! ~

Written by Mary On March - 22 - 2016 0 Comment

Happy Spring, friends! Despite the fact that many in our area awoke to snow on the first day of spring, it is indeed here. The trees are budding, the grass is growing green, and flowers are dotting the landscape. With spring, comes the Easter holiday, and we are so egg-cited! This Saturday, the Easter Bunny is joining us for breakfast at 9a.m. We’re looking forward to a wonderful time with Read More…


~ Magnificent March ~

Written by Mary On March - 8 - 2016 0 Comment

Happy March, friends! It is going to be a wonderful and busy month here in Kimmswick! We are looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, both of which are coming very soon. We hope that you’ll join us for our St. Pat’s Day celebration, which begins this Saturday, March 12, and wraps up on the holiday itself. We will be serving delicious corned beef and cabbage, parsley buttered new Read More…


~ Recently Engaged? ~

Written by Mary On February - 23 - 2016 0 Comment

February is passing us by with a flurry of activity and unpredictable weather (though unpredictable weather is the one thing you can predict in Missouri). I do hope that you enjoyed the recent Valentine’s Day holiday. We did, of course, as we watched many perfect couples celebrate their love at our annual Valentine’s Day dinner. We offered special dishes and desserts in a beautifully romantic setting. We also boxed up Read More…


~ A Valentine Fantasy ~

Written by Mary On February - 9 - 2016 0 Comment

What will you do for the one you love this Valentine’s Day? I absolutely know that the way to your love’s heart is via their tummy. Fill it up with something wonderful! My suggestion is this fabulous Chocolate Praline Fantasy Cake from my Seasoned With Love Cookbook. Bake one up for your Valentine! Chocolate Praline Fantasy Cake ¾ cup butter ¼ cup plus 1/8 cup whipping cream 1 ½ cups Read More…


~ For the Love of Chocolate! ~

Written by Mary On January - 26 - 2016 0 Comment

Peanuts character Lucy Van Pelt once said, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” As February approaches, our thoughts turn to both – love and chocolate? Let’s explore a few delicious tidbits about our favorite treat: Chocolate comes from the cacao tree; one tree can produce nearly 2,000 pods each year. Animals love the sticky white pulp of the pod, while the Read More…


~ Levee High, Levee Strong ~

Written by Mary On January - 12 - 2016 0 Comment

As we’re nearly halfway through the first month of a new year, I already feel the need to sit back and count my many, many blessings! As many of you know, 2015 ended with much danger and tragedy, as the St. Louis area experienced flooding. Along several area rivers, many suffered devastating loss of life and property. I have prayed and continue to pray for those who were impacted by Read More…