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.

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