Saturday, December 1, 2012

November Round-Up: What I Loved on OTHER People's Blogs

Old Door, Los Angeles by Neil Kramer

Welcome to the November edition of my monthly "What I Loved on OTHER People's Blogs" feature. The place where I share what has caught my eye (and brain, and heart) on the internet over the past month. As usual, there's some really great reading here.

Also, as usual, I am also featuring the work of my friend and amazing intstagram photographer Neil Kramer - of the blog  Citizen of the Month. He's been in LA all this month, so if you're in the cold dreary East like me, you can enjoy the La La Land sunshine vicariously through his photos.

Parking by Neil Kramer

So now, without further ado, may I offer you some awesome stuff to read & view:

Grace, via jump rope by Mir of Woulda Coulda Shoulda 

The Advantages Of Being Never Not Broken. by Eden of Edenland

Airplane, California by Neil Kramer

When Does Different Become Dysfunctional? by Bec of Snagglebox

The other shoe by Jessica of Four plus an angel

Reflection in laptop by Neil Kramer

The Only People Who Should Be Called Nazis Are Nazis by Ali from Cheaper than Therapy

The Differences Will Make All The Difference by Jenni of Mommy Nani Booboo

Shades of Gray by Tracy of Sellabit Mum

Back, Los Angeles by Neil Kramer

Scent of cardinals by Kris of Pretty All True

Untitled by Anna of An Inch of Gray

Morning Rush, Los Angeles by Neil Kramer

An Open Letter by Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary

An Open Letter by Vikki of Up Popped a Fox

What America Means To Me by Neil Kramer

Ways to make your next IEP awesome by Lexi of Mostly True Stuff

How Facebook Reconnected Me To My Ex-BoyFriend’s Wonky Groove by Renée of renée a. schuls-jacobson's blog 

Windows by Neil Kramer

Hope you found something new and interesting to read. Or re-discovered an old "friend" of a blog that fell of your reading list.

And if you come across anything in the course of your reading that you think "This is a fantastic thing that is just up Varda's alley, she should read this and feature it in her monthly round-up post!"? Let me know about it via Twitter - @SquashedMom.

Photos by Neil Kramer


  1. Oh man, this is going to take all weekend to get through. I wonder what the blogging world is going to be like during December? I bet many of us will be totally out of it, dealing with the holidays!

  2. Thanks for sharing one of my posts, Varda! Coming from you that's such an honor.

  3. There's so much to delve into here, Varda -- thank you, as always, for your discernment and inspiration! And I really love those photos -- Mr. Kramer has captured something essential to Los Angeles -- and that's often difficult to do in this crazy city!

  4. Wow. Thank you for including me on this. And thank you for including all of these links...Now I know what I'll be doing the rest of the evening...

  5. Thanks for the share and now I have so much to read..and Neil on instagram is amazing! Love you. xoxo

  6. Varda! I am so honored! I love reading bloggers' whom I admire (and the posts they loved). That's how I meet the coolest people. I am honored to have been included here -- and I'll tell you, that post caused quite a fuss. The comments are fascinating and dozens of women shared their good relationships gone awry stories via private messages. Thank you for including my piece with these amazing writers!

  7. Honored! Varda, you amaze me itch your kindness and generosity and I'm so glad I get to read these now.

    LOVE Neil's work.

    Thank you,


  8. Thank you so much Varda, honored to be among all of these great writers and can't wait to read all of your picks.

  9. Thank you, Varda, for including me in this list! Can't wait to read the other posts and oh my those photos are captivating! xo


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