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~ No Cooking Allowed ~

Written by Mary On July - 12 - 2016 0 Comment

Oh my! It is hot and humid here in Kimmswick and in the greater St. Louis area. It’s that time of year that people often say it’s too hot to cook, maybe even too hot to eat. When you get to that point (and if you haven’t, you will), you should know that at The Blue Owl it is never too hot to eat. We are always in the kitchen Read More…


~ Beat the Heat ~

Written by Mary On June - 28 - 2016 0 Comment

Summer in the St. Louis area is fun, busy, and truly HOT! We’re just over a week into the actual summer season, and have already seen several days with the heat index over 100 degrees. Today I’d like to share a few ideas that will help you enjoy delightful treats as you beat the sweltering heat. Bowl over your ice cream treat. When you’re hanging out at home, but a Read More…


~ Happy Father’s Day ~!

Written by Mary On June - 14 - 2016 0 Comment

Father’s Day is this Sunday. This year, as many of you know, the holiday is bittersweet for my family and for me. We said goodbye to my wonderful daddy on May 22. He was truly the most wonderful father, and I am beyond blessed to have celebrated him on many Father’s Day holidays. Seldon Stephen Eggleston Jr. was a loving, encouraging man who touched the lives of many people, most Read More…


The Kimmswick Strawberry Festival

Written by Mary On May - 31 - 2016 0 Comment

It is nearly time for the annual Kimmswick Strawberry Festival. We’re busy getting prepared for fun, friends, and food. Today, I’m sharing everything you need to know about the weekend so that you can be prepared as well. Just the facts: The Kimmswick Strawberry Festival takes place in downtown Kimmswick this Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. There is no admission fee. All the lovely people: This is the second largest Read More…


~ 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…