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Authors Mary Helen 'Mara' and Shuford 'Ford' Smith offer tips on simple living -- articles and books on retirement, travel, photography, and cooking -- to add quality to your life
Live Simply With Style
Authors Mary Helen 'Mara' and Shuford 'Ford' Smith offer tips on simple living -- articles and books on retirement, travel, photography, and cooking -- to add quality to your life
Live Simply With Style Articles
The Smiths share articles on retirement, travel, living simply, photography, and other topics to stimulate ideas and point you to a higher quality of life
Tryon Daily Bulletin Articles
For a year, the Smiths wrote a well-received column in the World's Smallest Daily Newspapers. Here are twelve of those articles.
Declutter
Clean-up and organize - get control of your stuff
When is Enough, Enough?
It's time to get off the acquisitive ride and decide when enough is enough.
How To Breakaway
Breakaway is our term for finding a centering, calming experience by leaving the noise of modern society behind
Time Is All We Have
The only currency we have is our time on Earth and how we spend it
Retire Early
By retiring early, you take more control over your life decisions.
Retire Happy
Happiness is a choice, so choose
Retire To Something
Retirement can be so much more than a pleasnt location and a round of golf
Live Simply With Style Retirement Books
Our two books have generated a lot of positve feedback
Volunteer Work - An Experience in Paradise
If you're going to volunteer, why not do it in one of the best places on the planet?
Toward Sanity
When the world seems insane, escape the barrage of bad headlines and seek reality.
Super Trip
Sometimes a great travel package has to be called Super
Volcanic Island
The Coomonwealth of Dominica provides the setting for a magical month
Find the Natural World by Camping
For ten years, a tent was our primary home. It doesn't get much better.
Live Simply With Style Books
Find the suspense novel (Endangered), Winning-Wines, a photographic coffetable work, a Childrens' Choice Winner (ABC All-American Riddles), and retirement books
Focus on the Foothills
Mara's coffetable photo book showing our area of the world.
ABC All-American Riddles
Our award-winning children's book. Thanks, kids!
Live Simply With Style Photographs
Explore the world of photography through the Smiths' eyes with hundreds of images focused on the natural world, travel, special events, serenity, family and friends
The Riviera Maya
Here's a collection of photos from a trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya and the Grand Sirenis Resort
Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach and Riviera Maya
Photos taken on a trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya and the Grand Sirenis Resort
Akamul on the Mayan Riviera
Photos taken at the beach of Akumal on Mexico's Riveiera Maya
Tulum Ruins
Photos from the beautiful Mayan Tulum Ruins on Mexico's Riviera Maya
People at the Mayan Riviera
Some people shots taken from a trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya and the Grand Sirenis Resort
Flora and Fauna on the Mayan Riviera
Photos of flora and fauna taken from a trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya and the Grand Sirenis Resort
Serene Gallery
Our Serene Gallery includes hundreds of images that provide a tranquil feeling
Landscape Gallery - Geologic
The Landscape Geologic Gallery highligts rock formations of many types
Landscape Gallery - Water
The Landscape Water Gallery features water with its many moods
Landscape Gallery - Sky
The Landscape Sky Gallery turns the eye up and out
Abstract Gallery - Geologic
The Abstract Geologic Gallery focuses on patterns and textures
Abstract Gallery - Water
The Abstract Water Gallery looks at rhythms and patterns
Abstract Gallery - Flora
The Abstract Flora Gallery highlights myriad ways to see a plant
Flora Gallery
The large Flora Gallery presents a wide variety of flowers
Fauna Gallery
The Fauna Gallery gives a sampling of our fellow creatures
Food Gallery
The Food Gallery presents a tasty selection of photos
Human Gallery - Native American Art
The Native American Art Gallery has images from our travels
Human Gallery - Native American Dwellings
The Native American Dwellings Gallery includes several prehistoric sites
Human Gallery - Art & Stuff
The Art and Stuff Gallery centers on human creativity
Human Gallery - Buildings & Houses
The Buildings and Houses Gallery offers a variety of structural examples
Human Gallery - Worship & Work
The Worship/Work Gallery combines examples of tradtional human endeavors
Human Gallery - Transportaion
The Transportation Gallery shows some of the ways we move around
Human Gallery - People
The People Gallery offers a brief look at homo sapiens - even nude
Human Gallery - Humor
The Humor Gallery reveals visual jokes
Local Area Photographs
Local Area Photographs contain a selection from the foothills of North Carolina
Humorous Photographs
Humorous Photographs off a few ideas to inspire your own funny photos
Spring Trip for Waterfalls
Spring Trip for Waterfalls revealed this wonderful season (without bugs or excess foliage) for outdoor photography
Fall in the Caribbean at St Maarten/St Martin
Even a brief week offers many photographic subjects on this beautiful island
35th Anniversary Trip
A wedding anniversary was the perfect rationale for a trip across the US
Family & Friends Photographs
Here are some ideas to enliven the traditional family/friends shots
Special Events
Don't forget your camera whenever there's a local happening
Live Simply With Style Food and Wines
Discover the best values in wines as well as complete packages for do-it-yourself dinner parties, picnics, and other culinary events
Live Simply With Style Party Packages
Live Simply With Style now provides you complete menu packages for successful events.
Live Simply With Style - About Us
Some of our favorite resources, how to contact us, and a site map
Live Simply With Style - Favorite Resources
Here are few books, web sites, etc. that have assisted us in living simply with style
Live Simply With Style - Contact Info
How to get a hold of us
Live Simply With Style - Sitemap
Live Simply with Style's Site Map
ABCs of Camping
An alphabetical list of camping tips
Entertain with an American Holiday Tradition Package
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Entertain with a Casual Cookout
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Entertain with an Elegant, Simple Dinner Party
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Entertain with a Fiesta!
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Entertain with a Fiesta!
Live Simply With Style now provides you complete menu packages for successful events.
Entertain with a Garden Party
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Entertain with a Mediterranean Feast
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Entertain with a Southern Picnic in the Country
Live Simply With Style now provides you complete menu packages for successful events.
Entertain with an American Holiday Tradition Package
Live Simply With Style Party Packages provide you complete menu programs for successful events.
Thanks for Trying A Package
Live Simply With Style Party Packages provide you complete menu programs for successful events.
Thanks for Trying A Package
Live Simply With Style Party Packages provide you complete menu programs for successful events.
Thanks for Trying A Package
Live Simply With Style Party Packages provide you complete menu programs for successful events.
Entertain With Style - Complete Packages for Do-It-Yourself Parties
Entertain With Style provides you complete menu packages for successful events.
Thanks for Trying A Package
Live Simply With Style Party Packages provide you complete menu programs for successful events.
Thanks for Trying A Package
Live Simply With Style Party Packages provide you complete menu programs for successful events.
Thanks for Trying A Package
Live Simply With Style Party Packages provide you complete menu programs for successful events.


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