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One of my favorite things about working for 5 Minutes for Mom, is the opportunity it gives me to learn about and try out some ingenious mom invented products. I think it is incredible that a mom can come up with an innovative idea that will make her life easier, and then turn that idea into a product that we all can benefit from. These women are such an inspiration to me.
Julie McWherter and Laura Varn are two perfect examples. They decided to take their ideas and create a company, prettySmart! LLC, dedicated to creating simple products that help women. One of these products is the Azula.
The Azula is a water-resistant, fashionable mat for women to place at the edge of the pool, to keep their bathing suits from snagging.
Since moms with young children are constantly up and down as they help their little ones in and out of the pool, the Azula is the perfect solution for protecting their bathing suits.
The Azula is water, mildew, mold and chlorine resistant. It is lightweight, machine washable and rolls up tightly. It is also perfect for the beach as well, since sand won’t stick to it.
You are probably wondering why we are choosing to share the Azula with you now, since it is almost November and your times at the pool and beach have come to an end. But, that is what is wonderful about the Azula, its uses seem almost endless.
The Azula can also be used for changing a baby’s diaper and sitting at soccer and football games, especially on wet grass or bleachers. The kids can use it when they sit on the driveway to color with chalk.
Do you have a toddler who is potty training? The Azula can fit on and protect your toddler’s seat. If you live in a hot climate, like Arizona for instance, and park a car in the sun, you can use the Azula to protect your skin from the car’s hot interior. You can take it with you on camping trips and also place it on your porch or outdoor bench on rainy days.
I don’t have a pool, but I was able to use the Azula during a picnic at the park. The ground was wet and the quilt I brought along was soon pretty damp. My daughter was able to sit on the Azula to keep herself dry.
The Azula also comes in many attractive designs, which makes it a practical and fun product.
If you would like to win an Azula and discover how many ways it will make your life easier, please leave a comment below. We have 5 Azula mats to give away. We will draw our winners on Saturday, November 15th.
Interesting. This is the first I have heard of this!
Timothy Sternberg says
I wish I had something like this!
Now THAT is a great idea!! And something I could have used this summer, since my brand new bathing suit now has pulls and pills from not being protected. A product like this would pay for itself in no time.
Donna K says
Adrian Lamont says
GREAT GIVEAWAY !!!
Lily Kwan says
Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!
What a unique idea!
sarah woods says
No more fuzzy butts anywhere and everywhere I go
Lynn Dunn says
Would love to have one.
Please enter me 🙂
Joletta Tomlin says
What a wonderful idea! Several of my swimsuits suffer from fuzzy (snagged) butts, and this would save my other suits!
Very cool mats!
wanda flanagan says
thanks for having this awesome contest
Kathy Conley says
I hate having my suit snagged and would love having this!
Betty C says
What a great multi-use product. I can think of a dozen ways to use it.
Samantha Pruitt says
this is such a cool product!
Becky Grady says
What a great idea!
These sound awesome!ty 4 the entry! i like the lime green one.
kathy pease says
PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY 🙂
I would like to try this for kneeling on when I garden. Thanks!
Kelly F says
This is another one of those products that are so simple that they are genius. There isn’t a need to doll them up (although they are cute), because their multiple uses make it obvious why every girl needs one. Why didn’t I think of it? haha.
Ok, off to go invent some awesome product that will help moms (and women) everywhere…
…or maybe just going to go pretend to think while I snuggle up with some tea 🙂
salina munson says
this will be great for the pool. thank you for the chance to win
Great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!
Please enter me, thanks!
Veronica Garrett says
Great idea. I would love to win this mat.
Jennifer C says
what a great idea.
tami judd says
FINALLY! I have ruined sooo many suits, thanks for this GREAT product.
Hesper Fry says
Great product. I would really like to win this!
Oh I’d love one…. we have a pool and it is particularly hard on my suits.
Carla Pullum says
Would love to try!
Kevin Elliott says
This would be great!!
William Wright Jr says
Thanks for the chance to win!
paula tooman says
I would love to have something like this. thank you for the chance to win!
Rachel Robertson says
Thank you so much for such a fun prize and for your generosity of heart for the campaign for the PSP’s. Now that’s the spirit of the holidays!
Nanette Olson says
Please enter me for this cool prize.
Erma Hurtt says
I would love the chance to win, thanks.
Cassandra Shuff says
That is really cool I have ruined a few suits and that would help
what a cool idea!
Cindy B. in Montana says
This is the most genius idea I’ve seen in a long time! Thanks!
jan koontz says
just to cool
R Hicks says
I need something to save my skin and swimsuit. Would work great.
ardy22 at earthlink.net
Jennifer hedden says
Sherri B. says
This would be so useful at the pool. Thanks for the chance!!!
Susan Ledet says
What a great invention! I’ve destroyed so many suits over the years from those pesky little snags and pulls. I would love to have one of these.
I need this for our neighborhood pool this summer!
jennefer sweitzer says
What a great idea!
What a great idea! Thanks for the chance!
K. Cleaver says
These would also be great for little girls. We had a pool when I was growing up, and the concrete picked the bottom of all my bathing suits. I’d love to have this to use now. We have a pool and it would be great to use.
These are so great.
Tamara B. says
My daughter and I have ruined so many swimming suits by sitting on the concrete by the pool. Such a wonderful product and would love to win one. Thank-you.
enter me please
Karen P says
Thanks for the contest. Happy Thursday, cool item.
Tina Rath says
I would love to have this for my granddaughters to sit on when we go to the park.
Theresa Dell says
I could use this, I’ve ruined too many swim suits already
Vicky Boackle says
Tammy Marshall says
Hope to win. Neat idea.
Erica G says
Why didn’t I think of that!?!?
This would work great at my neighbors pool
Sarah Z says
What a great idea – I am always worried about snagging my suit!
micaela6955 (Michele Pineda) says
great idea, I hate those ugly looking nubs on my bathing suit because it snagged on the side of the pool area…
micaela6955 at msn dot com
Ann E says
What a great idea and so many uses! If I win, I’ll have to get another so I won’t have to share with my daughter! ;P
So handy for the beach!
Great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!
Rosanne Morrison says
I like the look
Joely Campbell says
Gosh, what a cool invention! I have snagged some of my best suits by accidentally doing this, even while being careful.
what a great idea!
We would like to have one of these to take on our trips. Thanks for the contest.
Elizabeth M. says
Do you know how many bathing suits I’ve ruined because of this snagging issue? What a great product.
Very clever…I never wanted to get snags or bumps on my precious (and expensive) swimsuits.
Kari Follett says
Sounds wonderful, I’d love it!
Aimee K says
Wow, the Azula is pretty brilliant. I could especially use it in the car after I come home from swimming laps!
Sharon Jones says
awesome product and one that I need…what a great idea!
THANKS for entry 🙂
these look so cool!
Sandra F. says
cool idea…this would save my bathing suit bottoms!
where did they get the name? so clever.
pls enter me.
Terri D says
What a good idea. Count me in!
Shannon B. says
What a neat product! I’d love to win.
Lisa Fosses says
I can use it for baseball games!
charline s says
Sounds like a great idea
Mike Weisberg says
I want to win
Would love to win!
my bathing suit bottoms are coveting this mat!
veronica sandberg says
want to win this
Oh how awesome is that!? Being in Texas, we don’t have as much “pool weather” as Arizona (I wish!). But for being a sports fanatic in the rainy winter as well as a new Mom, the posibilities are endless for something like that!
This sounds pretty great! I’d love to win one!
Kathy Scott says
My sister has a heated pool. I would love to get this for her kind of as a payment for using her pool all the time.
Susan C says
What a great idea! I would love to win one of these for my boyfriend’s mother. She lives in Las Vegas and has a pool surrounded by cement!
Leona P says
Angela Young says
Great idea! I would love to win one!
Karen Gonyea says
Great Product 🙂
Robert Doscher says
I am in it to win it.
Autumn H says
what a cool product!! i love mom created products too!!
autumn398 (at) yahoo.com
What a great idea!! Please count me in!
great for traveling when the tub is rough, like the one we used in a hotel last night
Magan Weber says
What a fabulous idea…I want one!!
Hollie P. says
Another great idea I wish I had thought of! 🙂 Please sign me up!
Meg Munson says
This is a great product…I could have saved many bathing suits with this!!! Thanks:)
Tonya Froemel says
really cool count me in please
laura petrey says
Very cool and ingenious! I’d love to win!
Jessica T says
I can use this for my trip to Mexico in January!
This would be great to take to the Y.
what a great idea! i would love to win!
What a great idea! Add my name to the hat!
Lisa L. says
Love to win this cool mat!
This sounds so neat! I’m a water aerobics instructor and constantly snagging my suit while trying to demonstrate moves out of the water.
I’d love to have this to give my SIL for Christmas. She coaches a swim team
Jenn S. says
Neat idea. I am always worried about snagging my suit at the pool.
How wonderful! I would love to win this!
I can think of SO many uses for this! This is very cool!
David B says
Fantastic giveaway! Please sign me up for your contest.
Mary Helen says
This is a wonderful invention…it will certainly help out at the pool.
susan varney says
i will win
Excellent.I need this prize when i go to the pool at the casino.
Over time, I’ve had a few bathing suits get the “bum snag.” Nice to know things exist to prevent it from happening again!
Great idea! I could use this product.
c. clemens says
HI please enter me, thanks
Happy Mama says
sounds great please count me in!
Tracey Haynes says
This would be perfect for when we start swimming lessons with our 2 year old! I would love to win one! Thank you!
Cherie J says
Sounds great! Please enter me. Thank you!
Very nice! 🙂
Ive always thought that there should be something like this, to prevent bathing suits from snagging! This sounds like such a useful product. Hope I win! 🙂
Michael Capp says
I’d love to win!
Melissa B. says
This is the coolest idea. I would love to have one.
Katherine Frazier says
Great idea for preventing the snagged behind look.
I will put this to good use .Thanks!
Kathy D says
I watch three boys 3 and under we could use this for lots of things
This looks like such an amazing product. I know it would certainly be welcomed here 🙂
What a fabulous idea! This would be great to use at parades. It also would have come in handy when we were in Disney this month.
Renee Simmons says
I LOVE it! OMG! Like amazing! Definately spreading the word on this one! TY 5 minutes for giving your readers this opportunity also!
Angela C. says
That would come in handy. I would love to try that.
Would have loved to have the Azula at the pool this past summer. 🙂
This sounds awesome!! Thanks for entering me!
Amy N. says
that sounds like such a great product!
Ooohhh!! Looks amazing!
Celeste Cruz says
Looks like a neat product!
This would be perfect!
thanks! what a cool idea!
Richelle F says
That looks cool!
I love it! What a great idea and living in Florida…I’d use it year round with my one year old.
oooh! Count me in!
Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says
I have a potty training toddler – and was just wondering how I was going to protect her carseat. Perfect! 🙂
What a great idea for a handy product! Thanks for sharing it with us and for the chance to win one!!
Terra Jones says
what an awesome idea!!!!!
This is awesome. We got to the pool a lot and during the winter we spend time at the indoor pool at the community center. This is great for those days. I am so glad someone invented this.
They sound great! I would love to win one, I’m sure we could find many uses for them!
What a great idea! I always seem to snag my bathing suit. This will solve that problem.
the best give-away!!!! love it!
Oh, I would love to win that! It would really be useful. Thanks!
karen c. says
Such a great idea.
Oh my word, that is GENIUS!
Michelle Pendergrass says
How cool is that???
These sound awesome! I’m a teacher in a multihandicapped classroom and I’m sure I could find even more uses for one! Pick ME!!!
I would love to win one! You’ve listed so many great ways to use it and I’m sure I could find more!
I’d love to win one … I have 3 so I’m up and down A LOT!
Oohh I want to win…I am still in the pool and at the beach. I live in a tropical place. 😉
erica m says
Oh, I want to try this! We’re looking at membership at a gym with a pool… and I’m thinking this would be great for the toddler in so many ways!!
Oh, how many times I’ve wished I had something like this! Thanks for introducing it to us. 🙂