Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - Good Bye 2011 - Part 3

Here's part 3 of my year in review.

September 2011 - 

In late August / Early September I took my last trip of the year. I flew down to Ft. Lauderdale to film a graffiti event. It was my first time in Ft. Lauderdale, I had such a great time, I even made it down to South Beach during my trip. I made new friends and got to see some old ones. The only bad part of the trip was returning home to New York, during a hurricane. Yes a hurricane hit parts of NY and NJ. It took a day of traveling for me to return home. All in all I will definitely return to Ft. Lauderdale, hopefully next year. 

September is the month I stopped getting acrylic tips put onto my nails, I discovered the magic of UV Gel manicures. Since then I've been able to experiment with funky colors and designs and still manage to keep my nails looking good for up to 2 weeks. 

This month was also a huge month for fashion. I attend a few events/parties for Fashions Night Out. My favorite part of that night was being introduced to the Temptu Airbrush makeup machine. It was wonderful and I want one! 

To check out what else happened in September click here: Tameeka Time's September 2011

October 2011 -

October was a super busy month for me, unfortunately, I did not do much blogging. Shame on me but I did recap some awesome desert spots that I went to during the summer.

To check out what else happened in October click here: Tameeka Time's October 2011

November 2011 - 

November is a very special month for me! It's my birthday month and I always make sure to have a grand ole' time during my birthday month :)
This year was  no different. I partied my lil butt off this month and I cooked a great thanksgiving meal. Next year I'll post pics and recipes to my blog. November was a great month and I was glad to have spent it with friends and family. 

To check out what else happened in November click here: Tameeka Time's November 2011

December 2011 - 

December has been good to me. I have probably hung out with friends this month more than I did in the summer. This month, I've been introduced to new bars in new lil areas of Queens. I had a very quiet Christmas and I'm expecting a great New Years. Blog-wise I've finished up a few art videos and I'm currently working on a few more. My leopard laced nails were featured on a tumblr page and I've finished watching most of the TV series that I love and looking forward to blogging more in 2012. 
To check out what else happened in December click here: Tameeka Time's December 2011

Thank you for reading my year in review. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year! 

<3 Tameeka Time <3

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - Good Bye 2011 - Part 2

Here's part 2 of my year in review.

May 2011 -

 In May, I booked my tickets to return to the beautiful island of Nassau Bahamas. I watched a lot of soccer, and got a few personal video projects done that month despite the claim of "The Rapture." 

To check out what else happened in May click here: Tameeka Time's May 2011

June 2011 -

June was another great month! Traveling is always a good thing. I returned to the Bahamas with one of my best friends. We had a blast! This time around we partied at one of the hottest night clubs on the island and learned some history about the Bahamas.  I had no problems flying,  I've only had good experiences flying via Jet Blue.

In June, I was on my first speaking panel. I attended a food bloggers conference called Tech Munch. It was a 1 day conference for food bloggers and food lovers. My panel was titled; Tips on Creating and Distributing Mouthwatering Multimedia Content. I had a great time and I'm very grateful for the opportunity.

This month I also helped with putting together one of Europe Graffiti Tour videos of artist CortesNyc, it was our first long form video. 

To check out what else happened in June click here: Tameeka Time's June 2011

July 2011 - 

In July, I helped out again with the 2nd part of the long form project of CortesNyc's Europe Graffiti Tour.  Along with other graffiti videos. I also completed a short documentary based on another one of my favorite artsists; Paige Pumphrey. It was amazing how much footage I accumulated of Paige in a year. It was a fun project and I'm so happy she enjoyed it! I also took it upon myself to start another blog challenge this month, this one was titled; 30 day blog challenge. And during this month my blog turned 3 years old :)

To check out what else happened in July click here: Tameeka Time's July 2011

August 2011 - 

As the summer started to fade, I continued my 30 day blog challenge, along with putting out two vlogs all about me! I also completed my final Jersey Shore Vlog Recap video. I finally purchased a Nook... my first nook book was the 3rd part of The Hunger Games Trilogy; Mockingjay. It's a great summer read! Ohh.. I also purchased a brand new apple/mac laptop. My first apple laptop, in the past I've only used desktop computers.

To check out what else happened in July click here: Tameeka Time's August 2011


Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - Good Bye 2011 - Part 1

2011 was a great year. So many things happened. It's wild just sitting back and thinking about it.

I'm going to break down month to month what went on in my lil Tameeka Time life for this year. This blog post will be broken up into a 3 part series.

January 2011 -   

In January I started a vlog series based on recapping Jersey Shore's season 3 - this was huge was for me, the videos have so many hits on youtube, it was also a lot of work for myself and my producer (CortesNyc). We set up a green screen in the studio, we would watch the episodes when they aired on Thursday nights, write my recaps, record the recap video on the weekend, I'd edit, he'd work on the graphics and original music, we did it for months. It was a good experience, I got a lot of reaction from friends and family members. I will do another vlog series in the future. It may not be a weekly series but I can definitely see my team doing a monthly video series.

To check out what else happened in January click here: Tameeka Time's January 2011

February 2011 - 

In February, I continued to work on my Jersey Shore Recap Vlogs and the big deal at the time was that I purchased a badge to attend South by South West. I was really excited! For years I've heard many great stories of Texas fun. More on SXSW to come later. Also in February, my blog series Sleepy Monday's was featured on a site called Poopt.

To check out what else happened in February click here: Tameeka Time's February 2011

March 2011 - 

My March was all about going to Austin, Texas / SXSW. This was my first time going to South by South West. For those of you who do not know what SXSW is, it's a 10 day conference, filled with film festivals, music shows and interactive meet ups organized by days. The majority of my blog posts are about the trip or pictures of what I ate, or the events I attended in Texas. Austin's a great city and I had the time of my life. I really recommend everyone experiencing what's it's like to party all day and all night. The lesson I did learn is to drink lots of red bull and coffee, book hotels and flights a head of time and make sure you are aware of all the parties going on in town. I also had an extra special surprise while I was there, one of my oldest and dearest friends came to visit me, she was living in Houston at the time and she managed to spend a day with me. I was so grateful to be around so many wonderful people. My only complaint is South West Airline, the staff was not helpful at all, I had 2 layovers and their seating policy sucks so bad. I prefer assigned seats, the flights were safe but so uncomfortable. But I must say March was a great month!

To check out what else happened in March click here: Tameeka Time's March 2011

April 2011 - 

Blog-wise I started doing a photo series called "Photo of the Day". It was a great project for me, because it gave me an excuse to post everyday. After SXSW I had to give myself time to recover and this was the perfect way to do so. Also, in April the weather started to warm up here in NY so I started to spend a lot of time grabbing drinks with friends after work and hitting the gym (two opposites I know). I also was able to spend some time with some special people in April because of the annual Keith and The Girl week.

To check out what else happened in April click her: Tameeka Time's April 2011  


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Attention: NYers

All of my party people in the best city in the world, tomorrow night (12.29.11) there's an event going on at one of my favorite spots in the Lower East Side; Sapphire Lounge.

The event is called Muse.

Muse is a once a month showcase featuring dance, art, music, spoken word, film, and everything in between.

And not to mention two of the dopest DJs I know will be spinning until 4am! - Dj Anamated and DJ TwreXX

Click here to: RSVP

Additional info on the flyer below:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Video: CortesNyc & MeresOne Painting in Long Island

Check out the latest video I worked on featuring graff artists CortesNyc and MeresOne - I shot and edited this video, and Cortes created the music, the art of course, and he even color corrected this bad boy. He's a powerhouse of talent! Check out his work: CortesNyc

Artist: CortesNyc

Artist: MeresOne
This video has got me hyped up! 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sleepy Monday's

It's okay lil' red riding hood.
Christmas is almost here!
Happy Monday All!

VIDEO: CortesNyc @ Meeting of Styles

Here's the latest video I worked, it features an amazing artist by the name of CortesNyc.
In 2010, graffiti Artist CortesNyc attended an event at 5 Pointz in NYC called the international Meeting of Styles.

It was an honor to see so many graffiti writers painting all at once.
Check out the wall CortesNyc rocked for the event.
Credits: shot and edited by Tameeka Ballance
music and art work by CortesNyc

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Mob Wives are back!

Mob Wives returns for a 2nd season on January 1st ... I expect more fights, more surgeries and more of Renee Graziano telling everyone how she feels.

I can not wait for the new season!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sleepy Monday's

Happy Sleepy Monday Everyone.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend .. this guy sure did! 
Maybe he was up late watching football or something.. 
I hope he makes it through the day....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tameeka Time on Burgers and Nails

For a few months I've been following a tumblr blog called "Burgers and Nails."
I love nail art and I love painting my nails.
I've been painting my nails for years, it started back when I was in junior high school (so I was about 10 or 11 years old).
I just think every woman should have their nails manicured or decorated.


Like I mentioned earlier, I started following Burgers and Nails and last month I decided to submit a picture of my birthday nail look (while eating at Pop Burger)
So this morning while I was going through my google reader I saw my nails!
Thank you Burgers and Nails for featuring me.

Click on the photo to see the blog post.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sleepy Monday's

Thanksgiving took this man DOWN!

I hope he makes it through the day...

Happy Sleepy Monday Sir... godspeed

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Follow Up Post: Super Fans - Part 2

I was at Best Buy earlier today and came across a flat iron. Yes a flat iron.

The photo above displays a flat iron with the cast members from the movie Twilight on the packaging!

Whyyyyyyyy ..... whyyyyyyy would anyone want to purchase this!?! This product is claiming to have been used on the set of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn!!

C'mon people!! Why are we selling this in Best Buy? I would expect to see this in Target!

By the way, this would make a horrible Christmas gift!

I would rather purchase a hair care product from a no named hair stylist or even one of the chicks from America's Next Top Model.

Would you buy this!?!? or would you buy a Justin Bieber Toothbrush!?!?

Give me feed back.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Super Fans - I want your feedback

This afternoon I was in Duane Reade buying a new tooth brush and on the very top shelf I noticed an electronic toothbrush with someones picture on package. I did a double take because I couldn't believe what I was seeing, there was a Justin Bieber singing toothbrush.

Now, I am no one to judge. Back in my teen years I was super obsessed with a number of celebrities like the Spice Girls, Nsync, The Rock and basketball player John Starks. My bedroom wall was filled with posters, stickers, and I had tons of cds, vhs tapes/dvds, scrapbooks, bobble-heads and other fan memorabilia but I have NEVER seen or heard of a singing toothbrush.

If I was a teen/tween I probably would want this toothbrush but wouldn't it be a bit annoying?
How many times could someone listen to the song "Baby"?
Shouldn't the process of brushing ones teeth be an uninterrupted ritual?

What's the craziest fan product you've come in contact with?
Did you own the product as well?

Comment below : )

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving - 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I am thankful for all of the Tameeka Time readers and supporters out there.

Thank you for reading my posts, tweeting with me, watching my videos, and commenting on my facebook page.

I appreciate you all.

I am also thankful for my family, my friends, the roof over my head, food on my table every night, and the fact that I have a job.

I am most thankful for my freedom and not to mention that I am thankful to be surrounded by so many creative people for the past 4 years. I have a chance to express myself through video and it's truly a blessing.

I can not ask for more and I hope everyone had a wonderful day today.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Birthday Time!

Today is my birthday! 
I am now 27 years old. 
I look forward to a blessed year full of joy and laughter. 
I'd like to thank everyone for the birthday wishes and love. 
I'm a very lucky lady.

Tameeka Time - Nov 2011 @ Club Rebel for her 27th birthday

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sleepy Monday's

Happy Monday Everybody! 

I gotta admit... she looks pretty comfy. I bet she's getting some good sleep. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dear Summer. I Miss You!

 For those of you New Yorkers and for those who were on facebook yesterday you may have witnessed what was being called "Snowtober 2011".

Video by PaigeyPumphrey

The general public was up-in-arms because Halloween hasn't even arrived and there was a wintery mess outdoors. Three lives were taken and many people are still without power.

But today's a new day and it's actually quite sunny out but it's still bone chilling cold out.

This cold weather got me thinking about how much fun I had this past summer and how much I miss the summer heat. I am not a cold-weather lover. I like it hot. And when it's hot out, I'm always ready for ice cream, or gelato. I'm not saying that I can not enjoy a big ole' cup of gelato in the middle of winter, but it's such a good feeling to sit outside and enjoy a nice cold treat.

Speaking of cold goodness, this past summer, I had the pleasure of visiting three places (for the first time) that filled my belly with delicious frozen heaven.

Location #1 - Pop Bar. 

Pop Bar is located on Carmine street in NYC. A friend told me this place had gelato on sticks. I was very iffy of what I would be getting into but since that one day in August. I was hooked. I've had a gelato pop, sorbetto pop, and a yogurt pop. It's like heaven on a stick and the toppings are to die for. The next time I'm there I do want to try the "hot chocolate on a stick". You can't go wrong with Pop Bar, they're pops are gluten free and they're also kosher certified.

The best part is having the ability to personalize your own bar, they have signature dips (white, dark, and milk chocolate) and toppings such as granola, almonds, and hazelnuts. There are more toppings to choose from but those three are my favorite. Be sure to follow Pop Bar on twitter @popbar for all the new flavor combination updates.

Here's a pic of Pop Bar and my favorite flavor of them all, the mixed berry popsorbetto! The berry seeds add a nice touch! 

Location #2 - The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

I know I called the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck a location and technically it is (now)!
In the picture below I waited on line to get ice cream. (you must think I'm insane) and I know that truck looks like a plain ole' ice cream truck but it isn't! I promise!

This truck is the Big Gay Ice Cream truck and when this photo was taken in July the only way to get a salty pimp was from the truck.

Now the owner has a shop located on East 7th street in NYC. You have to believe me it's worth the trip.

 Speaking of the salty pimp {vanilla ice cream/Dulce de leche/sea salt/chocolate dip} here's a pic of it (see below), it is delicious.

BUT my hearts with the Bea Arthur {vanilla ice cream/Dulce de leche/crushed nilla wafers}. You can see me proudly holding my cone in the picture below :D

Be sure to follow Big Gay Ice Cream on twitter (@biggayicecream) for daily updates and go to the shops website for more deets.

Location #3 - Amorino 

I knew nothing about Amorino until a friend shared her Living social coupon with me. Amorino is located on University Place in NYC.

I was unaware of how beautiful the sorbet/gelato cones would look until after I ordered my cup of mango and passion fruit sorbet. I have to go back and get one of these bad boys.

The good thing about Amorino is you are allowed to pick up 20 flavors for one cone! I was shocked and pleased all at once. I am not saying that my cup (see below) wasn't the most delish thing I had all day

BUT I have to go back and try some of the various gelato flavors like Stracciatella, Cioccolato Ecuador, Caffe puro Brasile, Pistacchio sublime, Nocciola Tonda e Gentile, Fragola Camarosa, Limone femminello di sorrento, Caramello al Burro, or Amarena.

I will return to Amorino in the near future and if you would like to go some time be sure to check out their website monthly. Because the flavors of the month always seem divine!

I hope everyone enjoyed my summer treat memory post. If there are any sweet treat shops in NYC that I need to try leave a comment. I love trying new places.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sleepy Monday's

Ohhhh sir.. it's okay.
Friday will be here in no time.
I don't if this guy is hungover or just sleepy.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sleepy Monday's

Good Morning to you sir.

If you don't mind please take your hand out of your pants... you ARE sleeping in public.

thank you..

Friday, September 30, 2011

Adele - Someone Like You Video

Adele released a music video for the song "Someone Like You".

I love this song... the first time I heard it - I cried... yes I said it... I cried...

It's her voice... she's amazing... I'd love to see her live.
And I'm always a fan of videos possessing continuity shots. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NYC - Cellular Services Available Underground

Ohhh.. it's finally happened! We can use our cell phones underground!! 

Not in all stations.  But in the 6 NYC subway stations (listed below) riders are allowed to make and receive phone calls, receive emails, and I believe send text messages. 

The 6 train stations are: 

  • A, C, E station at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street;
  • L station at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street;
  • C, E station at Eighth Avenue and West 23rd Street;
  • 1, 2, 3 station at Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street;
  • F, M station at Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street;
  • L station at Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street

For more info go to: 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Karmin - Cover Band / Duo

The other day I came across this cool cover band/duo named "Karmin."

Karmin consists of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan who just so happen to be engaged and just so happen to have an awesome youtube channel filled with tons of songs that they've covered.

It's mostly top 100 type of songs, but who cares they are super cute and fun to watch... it's hard to admit this but I will shake my ass to Enrique Iglesias' song "Tonight" and Karmin's cover just cracks me up... and their Rihanna's "Only Girl" cover ain't so bad either.



New Nails

I'm done with the french tip look (for now) and I'm loving the UV gel manicures (again)...

I know it's Autumn but I just had to add a bright color to my life one last time :)

What are your thoughts on this O.P.I. color?

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