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The neighborhood we’ve moved into is this adorable very “East Coast” transformation. According to the locals, this was an abandoned US Air Force Base. The shopping is adorable and very enjoyable.
I love elegant neighborhoods and this one is right up there. It’s the closest I’ve found to a quaint old village but it’s all brand new. Image

My favorite regular thought that comes to mind… It’s where the Kennedy’s have come to The South.

Living here for the last 10 days has been quite an unexpected adjustment. There are all these sour faces and a true combination of southern accents mixed with upper east coast accents. Lots of people have moved here from the New York and Jersey areas, several from Ohio (!?!) and lots of locals.

Dialects: Everyone tends to keep their upper east coast accent who are from there but the Southerners have absorbed more of the east coast with a southern draw once in a while.

I have made many friends whom I can imagine having over for cocktails etc. but there have been a small handful of issues. Okay, I confess, I thought those from the upper east coast would be a bit more difficult (so sorry my dear elegant friends from that area… I am actually thinking of the Jersey Shore types more than you.) Guess what my darlings… It’s the women from the South who’ve been an issue. How bazaar! Time for another class on being a Southern Lady cuz it is an issue here!

I can tell you that when I feel an twangs of homesickness is when I have “dealt” with these women. I will tell you that once caught herself though and did call me back to apologize profusely. I truly appreciated it.

On the other hand, to watch my remarkable son interact with new people in new circumstances has been inspiring and delightful. This young gentleman helps little bitty children while playing and can hop right in with older children and tweens. I really love watching him have the time of his life.

If you follow my posts on facebook, then you’ve seen me posting pics of the lakes near our home. There are really cool interactive outdoor park video games. Seriously. They are really neat. The swans, seagulls, and ducks hang around the people and get really fat! So fun to see such a combination of foul.

The trees are everything you can imagine on the coast. From palm trees, much like Florida and California, and Pine trees are everywhere. Everything grows here and apparently, it even snows. Haven’t seen that yet but I know Charlie will love it when it does. It doesn’t stay but for a day or so but the Seagulls huddle on the beach and there’s a ring of melted snow around them from their body heat. Smart birds.

Since my brother and his family live in North Carolina, we plan to visit regularly. I found out today that we can even go snow skiing in N. Carolina. Guess it’s time to give it a try. Thank the Lord and all His angels that there is a fitness facility on the grounds. I’ll be enjoying that starting this coming week. I plan to post some videos about the transformation so pray from my confidence since I know we can all enjoy a little motivation.

You guys, enjoy where you are. There is so much beauty around you. Look for it and hang out there. It’s good for your soul. Absorb the beauty of the outdoors which God has blessed you with. Step outside and take a few deep meditative breaths. You are surrounded by such great Glory. God and His angels are all around you.



I always enjoy getting on here to talk about wonderful things to spend money on but I have found myself busy with making it!  I mean my blog is named Moneta Magnes which is Latin for Money Magnet! Here’s what I’ve been doing…

I have been doing lots of amazing coaching lately and have seen truly miraculous results in clients. There are manifesting exercises we’ve been doing and spirituality we’ve been focusing on. The combination has created truly REMARKABLE desirable results!

I adore the study of angels and I talk to mine constantly throughout the day. While I was taking some meditation time the other day after working with a client, I realized that it’s time for me to create classes which I will share with everyone who is interested in manifesting their dreams!

I am so excited about this! It’s truly one of the most wonderful things I have been guided to do by God and his powerful teams of angels! Once I’ve got some things finished, I’ll post some links on here and you can join me for some manifesting power in your life!
You will be amazed at home much you overcome by doing these magnetic exercises! You will learn some great success techniques by putting them into practice in your everyday life.



Seriously! Walk away! There is nothing here for me to look at… I know, I know… Here goes the affirmations…

Taking a moment to appreciate a beautiful thing… my future tight booty! All that fat melting away…

Organics: Focus on the glorious organic fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator. The organic beef waiting to be made with love. (Yes, right now I’m a meat eater. Although I tend towards fish most of the time.)


There’s something yummy and ready for the juicer! Mmmm… now I can see my future clearly! It’s full of healthy, tight skin and lean long lovely arms and legs. 🙂  I’m going to have to make another trip to Kroger’s organic veggie department and then to Whole Foods to fill in the gaps, after this prep. Thank you Victoria’s Secret for the inspiration (and the bras and panties).

Planning out the week really does help. Talking through the “pffts” helps too! xxoo

I love iApple-anything. I love that they have a computer in the iPad with such remarkable versatility. Flip flopping and surfing around I found this gaw-geous iPad cover which has a Blue tooth keyboard in it already. So cool. I love finding pretty things with valuable uses. Aw, technology and elegance. Makes a girl smile. 🙂

I love all things French. I love how feminine and timeless the Parisian looks are. Teen Vogue tweeted about their article on the subject of dressing up a dorm room…

Look at the CLEVER walls! They used chalkboard paint! Brilliant! And all the black and white looking so crisp with a touch of color. Cute mannequin in the corner…

Oooo, La La! This reminds me of when Carrie, from Sex in the City went to Paris and walk into the lobby bar with her precious, very, very American-goes-to-Paris black and white outfit.

You know, or maybe you don’t know, that my mother was very into having her homes look Parisian. She would have been inspired by things like this…

Yes… It’s all so Divinely Yummy! Mmmmm….

I’m over it! Yeppers, the girl in me has had enough. I have so many things that my family gave me which are worth something. It’s time to purge. I have been working with lots of angst over the last few years to clear out things from my precious little home. Many things (and their have been people too) have been slowing me down.

Over the last few years, it seemed like I have been trying to please everyone but myself. You know what it got me a lot of mess in my house and a big fat mess in my head. I am over it!

In my spare time, I love to enjoy the atmosphere of my friend’s homes which have had interior designers work on their spaces. In addition, I sometimes watch shows and read magazines about beautiful surroundings. I can wholeheartedly say that some of my best inspirations have come from reading blogs by interior designers and decorators.

One of my favs is Tobi Fairley. She is local to Arkansas but international in her clientele. It shows on her blogs. Modern, fun and elegant. Especially inspiring is the organized, clean, spacious environments she creates in the rooms she showcases on her blog.



Personally, my sweet generous family left me some of the most beautiful family heirlooms I’ve ever seen. In those gorgeous little antiques, I have fond memories of being loved and respected by those who were once here in body. The downside is, most of them need some kind of updating or repair. Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!

It’s has been hard to love so many things that need so much work. How many times I’ve rearranged my home to try to make them seem a bit more… updated. Now I’m going to forge through them and move on the rest to those who like bits and pieces of antiques and give facelifts to those pieces which I am ready to change.

I’ve got to tell ya’… some of you would sooner “die” than paint an antique. I learned from my mother’s work as a faux finisher that you’ve got to love it or change it to be what you love or, simply, let it go.

Just woke up from a dream with people dieing from and one died because of the chemicals in food. In my dream it was specific to chocolate flavoring but I knew there is something the angels are telling me about… all chemicals in food, including sugars and fake sugars will hurt us.

This was not a gross dream, just sad. But I didn’t wake up crying, I woke up needing to look up some things about food. While I was married, my ex-husband read a book about chemicals in our foods. Apparently there is a plant in New Jersey where many of the flavors we eat everyday are produced and created. Tests were run on these flavorings and, of course, cause problems like cancer in our systems.

I recently also heard a report about sugar replacements or sugar substitutes. That they are a cause of Alzheimer. I started thinking about my grandmother. She had a form of it, which was hard to watch, and she had lots of fake sugars that I remember in addition to having consumed plenty of other sugars as well.

So, I looked into it via Google… Found more than I’ll ever be able to read. Specifically about what sugar does to cause problems with the brain.While looking into this, I came across this article by Dr. Robert F. DeMaria, who points out some things which are clear about where many of us stand with food. He says to

“minimize the following items: sugar, trans fat and dairy products. I have discovered there are many leading causes of Alzheimer’s—poor digestion, stress, poor fat choices, a stressful life and toxic diet. I know that seems like a lot, but I have noticed there is no one pattern except for sugar. Sugar confounds the body and fatigues the adrenal glands.”

Here’s a link to the article…

First hand, I can tell you that when I go on a comfort or fun food spree, I tend to forget and rapidly get reminded that those foods are toxic to me when my joints start hurting and I can barely walk or multiple other health issues.

I have been planning to go on my tremendously restrictive HCG diet again to lose weight but this time, I have taken mental note of some things. I have noticed that when I’ve done this in the past that I have had to work myself up for it by eating less and more focused healthy foods.

As I start my plunge, I already start feeling better. Healthier. It’s because I am! So here I go, I am in the early planning stages of the healthy pre-diet plunge. I know that I will now come out of this diet with a plan as well. I am taking on the responsibility of cleaning up my diet on the other side of it.

God love my son, there will hardly be any sugar and junk around the house for a while. Now I have to talk to him to keep him from sneaking it at friends houses and find a good hypnotherapy script for myself to overcome desiring sweets.