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~ 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…


~ Happy Easter ~

Written by Mary On March - 31 - 2015 0 Comment

The trees are beginning to bud, the daffodils are blooming, and we are enjoying some absolutely beautiful days! Believe it or not, today is the last day of March.  As we celebrate spring, we also celebrate Easter. This Sunday, families everywhere will gather to enjoy time together, which is by far my favorite thing to do! What are you bringing to the table for this holiday meal? I hope you Read More…


~ 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…