July 5, 2019

The Socks I Didn’t Know I Needed

I have never been one who is crazy about wearing socks. I think it is a genetic thing. I grew up in Ohio and even if there was snow on the ground my dad still wore penny loafers without socks. I passed this gene on to my son as well. He hates wearing socks and […]
July 3, 2019

Courtyard Clearance Returns!

It is that time of year again! The rented fold-up tables have been ordered and we are ready for our annual Courtyard Clearance! This is when we get out the red pens, or maybe the colored stickers, and we mark our inventory down – and I mean way down. Each weekend in July we will […]
June 27, 2019

What Is Pre-Fall? Here’s a Look

Summer’s official start happened in a flash and, of course, this means that fashion has moved to the next season. The good news for you is that this threshold means brand new bargains on what’s left from the just-ended season. Our sale has started as we prepare the arrival of fall merchandise (which makes me […]
June 25, 2019

What’s in My Bag

Some folks say that eyes are the window to the soul. I disagree. I think the window to a woman’s soul is her purse. You can tell a lot about someone from what they carry around with them (no pun intended there). I always have a big purse for day-to-day use. Like everyone else, I […]
June 21, 2019

Street Style: Shmide Conserve

When we first met Shmide, we were all so excited. Not only was it evident how sweet and kind she was, but her love of fashion was clear and she wanted to work retail! With her dreams of being in the fashion design industry, can you believe she found us?! How did we get so […]
June 19, 2019

Welcome to Jordan! Packing Tips for Traveling Abroad

No questions asked, I love to travel. I am off somewhere new every chance I get. In March I had the opportunity to go to Jordan as part of my Masters program at George Mason University in International Conflict Analysis and Resolution. (P.S., I graduated in May!!!!) The trip focused on the Syrian civil war and the […]
June 18, 2019

New Brand Alert: A.L.C.

I am always on the lookout to bring new lines into the store. We always need a little boost to what we are offering. One way that I have found is the easiest way to determine which lines to carry is if I have been purchasing items from that brand from other stores. I say […]
June 14, 2019

Street Style: Emily McAnelly

Part of why I cherish working at The Shoe Hive is the community of interesting women that I am constantly getting to meet. Sometime back in September when I was nine months pregnant (I’m sure many of you remember that phase), Emily McAnelly popped into The Hive on a busy Saturday afternoon and I thought, okay, […]
June 11, 2019

Step Right Up for the First-Ever Old Town Carnival!

Growing up in Ohio, my summers were mainly spent at the pool and playing tennis. There was one other summer activity, however, that makes me think of my childhood: county fairs! I know, it’s the total opposite of country club living, but we all have our beautiful contradictions. My mom is from a farm in […]