Mandy Hawkins

I'm a natural born story teller and creative thinker with a camera at-draw. I enjoy multimedia communications and all things outdoors-y.

Handmade, Natural Soap Company | Kind Natural Skincare Solutions

I have dealt with skin sensitivities my whole life. Finding a soap or lotion that my skin would tolerate was a constant struggle. It seemed like the only products I would EVER be able to use were boring and medicinal.​ I was never able to soak in a luxurious bubble bath, or slather on a lovely scented lotion. All of those types of products contained ingredients that made my skin angry. Red, rashy, swollen skin and eyes look especially bad on a redhead! Unfortunately, one of my sons inherited my

Essential Oil Shower Steamers | | Kind Natural Skincare Solutions

KIND shower steamers are the perfect way to make a shower fun and relaxing even though time is short and your schedule is full. You can reap the benefits of truly natural aromatherapy while taking a quick shower. Bath bombs are a popular choice for a soothing soak in the tub but they require time to wind down and relax. Shower steamers let you incorporate an invigorating blend of scents with the shower you already planned. Our shower bombs are best placed away from the shower drain so the disso

KIND to Others: Autism Speaks

KINDness takes on many forms. It may be holding a door open for the stranger behind you or buying them coffee. It may be walking shelter dogs on your weekends. It may be spending long hours sandbagging around homes and local businesses that are threatened by rising waters. It may be dropping everything to go to a foreign city or country, to help those who are facing a major crisis. Some acts of KINDness are big, some are small. One thing is for sure: KINDness matters. At KIND soap, KINDness is

Customer X: Home Page Copy (Privacy- Protected Internal Communications Page)

Are you excited to begin entering goals and objectives for the upcoming year? Maybe a little overwhelmed? --- is designed to relieve some of the stress associated with planning, building, and implementing those Blue Chip goals. Blue Chips are what make --- shine. These highest priority goals, put together by the brilliant people that make up our Business Units / Divisions/ Regions, help us focus on specific objectives, with assignable tasks, so that we can achieve the highest prioritized goals for each quarter in our calendar year.

Defining the Ultimate Customer Experience in Retail

Imagine this scenario: your savvy customer has done their homework and found that you, their favorite retailer, has found a sweet deal online for a product they want, but they need to touch and experience this product before purchase. They walk through your doors, marking the beginning of their quest, and trek with intention directly to the section of your store that should contain the item they desperately seek. They lap an aisle or two, and circle again, hoping that they’ve overlooked where t

Yellowstone: Re-Awakening the Wild in Me

Yellowstone: Re-Awakening the Wild in Me The minivan was loaded: grandparents, two kids, my husband, and myself.  Every remaining square inch was crammed with suitcases, road-worthy entertainment, snacks, and drinks.  The day started with an impressive drive across the Bighorn Mountains (another must-see) and a supremely satisfying lunch in Cody, Wyoming.  After playing twenty questions with our locally-raised waitress, we prodded her for the must-do activities once we entered the park.  She insisted we stop at the last fueling station just outside the park entrance to enjoy the owner’s homemade ice cream.

Cyclists, Community, and Coffee: Coming Together in Francis Park

The excitement in the air around Francis Park was tangibly thick on the first Saturday of September. Tour de Francis Park, one portion of the Gateway Cup Series, was underway and bikers and spectators filled the park to cheer on the athletes. The clanging cowbells, whizzing cycles, and cheering crowds filled all corners of the park. For the owners of Lanai Coffee, Brad and Kristina Solomon, this was a particularly serendipitous day.

New Church in Eureka Welcomes All

If you have driven Fifth Street or Highway 44 through Eureka in the last month, you may have noticed a new, bold banner announcing the presence of Ignite Church. Pastor Jody Burkeen welcomes all to come and experience what Ignite has to offer. He says “We want to be relevant to our culture and radical in the truth”. Whether you’ve been to church all of your life or never stepped foot in the doors, Pastor Jody welcomes all. The mission statement at Ignite Church clearly sums up its purpose: Igniting a Radical Movement to Love God and Love Others. “This is what we are all about” says Pastor Jody. “We want to equip people to go further than being a body in a pew on Sunday mornings… We put God’s love into action”. Ignite Church offers something for everyone by focusing on three main areas: children’s programs, a dynamic youth group, and discipleship classes (learning the how’s and why’s of being a Christ-follower). Ignite Church meets at 1729 W. Fifth Street in Eureka on Sundays at 10:45 am for service. Additional classes are held Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, and in various small group settings throughout the week. For more information visit