July 2014 archive

Cure Summer Boredom with PLEY.com Lego Rental (+ a Lego Giveaway)

Rent Lego sets for more bang for your buck!

Pay Less, Play More!  Is Pley moto. Their mission is a socially-responsible company that changes the way families consume educational toys. Leveraging collaborative consumption, we aim to raise a more creative and skillful generation that follows the principles of open-ended play while emphasizing the benefits of sharing, reducing waste and giving back to the community.


We think it’s just plain fun and exciting. My daughter had the chance to fill her queue with all kinds of Lego sets, some she would have never picked at the store to buy, and they just keep arriving in the mail, come on admit it EVERYONE LOVES GETTING MAIL!!!! Ensuring a summer of creative play and new toys all break long – without breaking the bank.

How does it work? Sign up at Pley , your first set is free to try it out. Load up the queue with all sorts of sets from Lego Friends, Star Wars, Batman and more. The first box will arrive in the mail in about 5 days. Then you play. When you are done, box it up and send it back. Another set from your queue will be on its way.


That all seems really awesome, right! But you want to know how it works in the real word. We have a non-organized, 1 kid, 3 dog house. My fear was lost pieces. BUT Pley has you covered. They understand that some pieces will fall into the unknown abyss that is my heating / cooling ducts never to be seen again. You will not be charged for normal play loss and there is a page on the website to report an incomplete set if one should arrive at your house. It’s all on your time, you can keep one set as long as you like. We turned our first set over fairly quickly. It only took 4 days from the drop off at the post office to a new set sitting on our porch. The second set has been around the house here for a couple of weeks. No problem!

I suggest putting all other brick sets away. We have a special tray that we use to build the Pley set. Other than that it’s been super fun.


Our first set was a Princess set. It was the perfect sized set for my daughter to build it on her own. She loved the excitement of opening the box to reveal which set it was, dumping out the pieces and jump into building. I thought she might be upset when it was time to box it up and send it back, but the excitement of which set will be next made it just as fun to take the set apart and ship it back.



Are you excited? Join us for an Awesome #SummerSmarts Twitter Party tonight at 9pm EST! RSVP and enter to win some great prizes.


Can't make to the party, that's ok! Enter my giveaway to win some great Pley and Lego prizes!!

The awesome folks at Pley are letting me give away ONE 6-month Super Fan Subscription, ONE 3-month Super Fan Subscription, AND one LEGO Creator Treehouse set.


They so rock! Also EVERYONE who subscribes to their newsletter in the Rafflecopter will receive ONE free month of the Super Fan Subscription. Life is good! On to the Pley giveaway!


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Disclosure: A Geek In Glasses was given a 3-month Super Fan subscription to Pley for review purposes. All of the opinions expressed here are open and honest, 100% straight from the heart! **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.


Pley - Rent LEGO Sets!

Rhinestone Buckle Magnet

I love the sparkle of the slides, buckles and brooches from The Buckle Boutique. They are really fabulous, I came up with a way to enjoy the sparkle without it having to be on your outfit. I know, why wouldn't you want it on your outfit but I'm thinking of more like dressing up your environment too!


Rhinestone Buckle (or slides or brooch) magnets! I put mine on the refrigerator to hold up our Summer Bucket List. Every time I open the door it shimmers in the light and makes me smile. These would make great gifts for the girl that love glitz!



I used a small disk magnet from the craft store. I cut a round piece of the Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheet to stick to the front of the magnet disk. Then I used E6000 glue to adhere the Butterfly Slide to the magnet. I let the glue dry overnight and the project is finished. The result is perfect!


Use the entire line of Slides and Pins from The Buckle Boutique.

I'm part of The Buckle Boutique's Design Team

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