Patio Gardening 2010: Week 20 – Red Spider Mites Take Over

The garden is not doing so hot. Those red spider mites I discovered last week are taking over. They’re affecting all the tomato plants and some of the peppers, and I’ve seen their webs on the squash/zucchini plants, and what’s left on the bean plants. Some of our tomato plants look absolutely sickly and we’re

Payment Proof: Knowledge Networks Panel is Not a Scam

I’m still getting a lot of traffic from people who think Knowledge Panel is a scam, so I just wanted to post some proof that it is a legit panel. It’s one of my favorite panels and I think anyone who’s interested in taking surveys for money and is lucky enough to be invited to

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 19 – Icky Red Spider Mites

I’m sorry that I’m a day late on this post, but I was very busy yesterday with some other things and just didn’t get around to taking the pictures. Good news is, my camera will be back from repair tomorrow, so I’ll be able to take decent pictures again! All right, I have to admit,

Upromise: Earn Money For College or Pay off Student Loans

I’ve mentioned Upromise here and there, but never really talked about it much, so I figured this is the best time to do a post, especially with many people going back to school this fall. College is expensive. Even more expensive in hindsight if you have student loans to pay off. Upromise gives you many

How I Saved Money on College Textbooks and Materials

Summer is coming to a close, and that means heading back to school for many 20-somethings. Whether that fills you with excitement or dread, there’s plenty of things to do to gear up for the new semester, including buying textbooks. I’ve always felt like there is no bigger rip off than buying textbooks from the

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 18 – Cucumber Casualties

Well, this week is definitely bitter sweet. Last week, some of our cucumber plants were not doing so well and two of them succumbed this week. We also lost a pot of our bean plants (3 plants). The other ones are looking okay, but not their best. I think the heat wave was what did

Make Money Online: Take Surveys with Toluna

This seems like a good week to try and make some extra money, right? Well, today I am reviewing Toluna. I never actually joined Toluna. I was a member of Greenfield Online, which was acquired by Toluna last year, and eventually my Greenfield account became a Toluna account. At first I was skeptical because I

Make Money: Instant Cash Sweepstakes Video Surveys

Instant Cash Sweepstakes is now Paid Viewpoint. Sign up here to make money taking their surveys. I’ve written about Instant Cash Sweepstakes before, originally when I first joined and then after two months when they made some changes to the site. They’ve made more changes since then, and I’ve waited a little while to check

Patio Gardening 2010: Week 17 – Harvesting Tomatoes

I’m sorry I didn’t get this post up yesterday. That was due to pure laziness and I was in a funk. Part of that funk was because things haven’t been going so well with the garden this past week. We’ve had that fun pattern of storms, humidity, and damaging winds alternating with really hot days

Patio Gardening 2010 Week 16: Female Flower on the Squash

This week has been a little more exciting in our garden. Last week was mostly just waiting. We’re still waiting, but at least we harvested some this week. This week’s haul included 2 cucumbers and 6 beans. They were delicious. Also, we use the basil and green onions whenever opportunity arises. We’re still impatiently waiting