Here we are……… Our first blog post  on Motivation. The biggest thing we have learned in life is we can always stay where we are……..BUT WHY would we do that? So Lets take a hot min and talk about GROWTH (Marnie’s favourite  word) What is growth to us…………

Well we have learned that everyone has a past, a present and a FUTURE. So how do we become who we want to be??  As Jaime says we PLANT the seed and watch it grow.  We get it not everyone understands how to do this, neither did we… it takes work, hard work and if you’re not growing you are dying.

Now Marnie is the motivational junkie but that is not to say Jaime does not secretly love it.  So Where do you start…… This is what we want to teach you!!!  How we feel waking up with a bigger purpose can make a big difference. The point to this motivational section is to show you what we do……Not saying they are right but they work for us!!!

We always assume people are so put together………. Well, they are not!! There is no PERFECT person!! The people who seem to be  put together have worked……..Worked hard on themselves to get to where they are today!! Your current situation does not have to be your final destination.

We have to allow ourselves to go through hard times to discover who we are, to discover who we want to be!  The process of life is hard and not always fair, and I feel like that is what we struggle with. We spend do much time in the past feeling sorry for what we have been through or what is happening to us. But this does not serve us well or get us any farther ahead in life. I believe that you need to wake up as hard as it its with a bigger purpose and make the choice to beat this. We need to choose our hard, because we are in control of our hard, we are in control of where we want to go. No one else can do this for us.

They say that we are a resemblance of the 5 people we surround ourself with…….. This can either scar you or make you feel fulfilled. What does this look like for you?

I am a PODCAST junkie, and when I say this I mean I listen EVERYDAY!!When I feel down I listen, when I need to feel inspired I listen and when I need to feel Full I Listen!!! Here are a few of my Favourite podcasts:

  • Rachel Hollis “Rise”
  • Ed Mylett
  • John Maxwell
  • Jay Shetty

This is just to name a few!!!!

Xo Marnie

Lets Plant the seed

This is just the START

LACE AND CHARM “Marnie & Jaime” Collection

LADIES can we have your attention!!!

LACE and CHARM was the first local business to believe in us……… So it’s very fitting that They created a Marnie & Jaime line right!!

Here is a little sneak peak of a few of our items from the collection. (link below to go directly to the site)

Thank you Thank you from the bottom of our hearts


Photos by Cassidy Crowe



Must Make Lemon Ice Cream for Summer

Lemon Ice Cream

I can’t take credit for this amazing, can’t stop eating lemon ice cream.  What I can take credit for is passing this must try recipe onto you guys.  This is one of the most easiest ice cream’s I’ve every made and I know you guys will enjoy it as must as I do.


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 C fresh lemon juice
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C whipping cream
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt


  1. In a pan mix together zest, juice, sugar and eggs.
  2. Add in 1 C whole milk and vanilla.
  3. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a simmer.
  4. Strain through a sieve to remove zest.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold.
  6. Add in whipping cream and freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.

Photo credit also goes to Leanne Anne Wilkes webpage.

The Birds Papaya is coming to Sarnia (Marnie is doing her debut in speaking)

The Birds Papaya, Sarah Nicole Landry is coming to Sarnia on October 19, 2019, presented by Caryl Baker Visage. Our opening speaker, Marnie Vandenbroek-Hookey of Helmet Free Life, will kick off our day of inspiration by sharing her story and lessons she has learned by walking out the motto “BE YOU DO YOU”.  Following Marnie will be our key-note speaker The Birds Papaya sharing inspiration for self love, self improvement and overcoming life’s challenges to live out your purpose.

The event is evolving as we dig into planning the details but we are working with a number of businesses and amazing women to create an experience that is fun, uplifting and unique to anything our community has experienced before. Heather could not make this event happen without the tribe that has already started to form around this event, please be sure to check out the businesses listed below and their Instagram pages, give them a follow and learn about what they offer.

Tickets to the event will be released for sale Saturday August 24 at 6am to my email list first. There are 150 tickets in total for sale, 50 VIP and 100 General Admission. Please subscribe to my email newsletter below to be sure you do not miss your opportunity to get tickets.

Here is the Itinerary for the event

Saturday Oct 19, 2019

11:30 Kira Jade sings while everyone enters and mingles

12:00 take your seat for lunch and presentation

12:05 welcome by Heather Lapier

12:15 -12:45 opening speaker Marnie Vandenbroek-Hookey @Helmet.Free.Life

12:50 – 1:50 keynote speaker Sarah Nicole Landry @TheBirdsPapaya

2:00 – 4:00 VIP meet & greet with @TheBirdsPapaya and swag bag gifting

Shopping, photo booth, beauty station and chatting with new friends, to follow.


VIP $150



Event Experiences

Photo Booth

Door Prizes

Swag Bag

Meet and Greet & Photo with The Birds Papaya

General Admission $75



Event Experiences

Photo Booth

Door Prizes

Event Partners

Caryl Baker Visage

Hart Beauty Parlour

Sadi & Sari

Helmet Free Life

Kira-Jade Nixon

L.B. Imagery

Socialite Sarnia

Flora & Forage

Your Local Girl Gang Canada

Wick & Bear

Olive Branch Studio

Ikko & Harmony

All event updates and announcements will go to email subscribers first so be sure to subscribe to Heathers  email newsletter below.

There are still sponsorship and swag bag opportunities available, each additional partner helps to make our event more successful for everyone involved! For inquiries email me

Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation, this event is for all of us.

Please leave us a comment below if you have any questions about this event, or if you want to be involved in any way!

Marnie & Jaime





This word means something different to most women!!  So you need to decide what this means to you!!


I used to search for this word and I would always be unsuccessful. This was because I was looking at others and wanting what they had. Sadly I know so many of us do this………….How down over come wanting what someone else has……..You work hard on you!! If you can find the self love, then you will find the confidence you have been looking for!!


I have learned that my body is the way it is, I will never be 5’10 with crazy long legs and a long torso……. Because I am 5’7 and I am finally happy with my skin. We always want what someone else has…….. What if we work hard and love what WE HAVE!!  This is sometimes hard to do, however here is a little info for you……From the one and Only Ed Mylet….. We often give up. On hard things it takes to long. It does not happen over night. Some things take time to see, like 30, 60 even 90 days and sometimes longer. You need to be patient and believe in YOU. When good things happen its instant, but no one wants to stick around for the hard stuff.


I am seeing women put themselves out there on Social media and I LOVE IT!!! Showing our own perfect, Showing each other who we really are and most important showing ourselves that we are perfect just the way we are.


SO like I said Confidence means different things do different people and thats amazing………. #BEYOUDOYOU . To me Confidence means looking in the mirror and saying back to myself “YOU GOT THIS” You are who you are suppose to be and If you love yourself, others will love you back.  Wake up everyday with a bigger purpose, a bigger drive and 100% you will see things shift in your life.




My Wish For You

Since you didn’t have a blog post ready for the launch of the site, I’m going to steal this opportunity with a few words to the two of you.

I’ve had so much fun working with you from the start of your adventure and even in these short few months, there’s been a lot of laughs (and drooling) watching you grow and share your journey with us. I know in the little time you’ve been the Helmet Free Life girls, you have managed to not only entertain us and become local celebrities but you have made a positive impact on our lives – you’re changing the lives of women with your words of encouragement, inspiration, and spread of (self-) love.

I know that this is just the start of something magical and you only have but to grow from here – there are so many more lives to touch. May you continue to share life unfiltered including the best of the best and even the lows of the lows. You are strong, beautiful, powerful women, mothers, wives, and friends and my wish for you is to continue to share your message so other women can be too.

You two are perfectly imperfect and I can’t wait to see where this adventure takes you. Thank you for taking us along!


Christina xox