No Hoops Award

Awards are nice and awards can be a lot of work. One night my friend, Michele from Living on Less, and I were joking about a new award. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an award that people didn’t have to jump through hoops to accept? An award that people could accept and not have to list 400 things about themselves pass it on to every other blogger they knew and they didn’t have to do the hokey pokey and turn themselves around. The “No Hoops Award” was born.

This is a very simple award, you don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to. You can give it to 1 blog, 300 blogs or no blogs.  That is up to you.  Some ideas of what you could do with the award if you wanted to:

  • Give it to your favorite blog that has thousands of followers. You know they won’t have this award. I know when I started blogging and I would get awards I want to give them out. Most of the blogs I read already had at least one of them. This award is new today, so you know they won’t have it.
  • Is there a new blogger you discovered with only a handful of readers? Pass it on to them. They will be thrilled to receive their first award.
  • Just slap it up on your blog and so say nothing.
  • Don’t slap it on your blog and do nothing.

See how easy that is? Easy like a Sunday morning.  This is just for fun so have fun with it.

Because I can give it to as many blogs as I want, I’m going to have a heck of a list. I’m skipping the blogs that don’t do awards. Here they are in no particular order:

The Life and Times of a Self-Proclaimed Saucy Bitch
Its Just Life
House Unseen
The Binderclips and Hulabuns Chronicles
The Blog Entourage
One Sister’s Rant
Prince Charming My Arse
Chicken Noodle Gravy
Do Sweat The Small Stuff
Narragansette No. 7
Feeling Beachie
My Left Over Life
Not About Cake
Rancher Mom’s Realm
My Junk Your Treasure
Moments of Whimsy
Wanna Buy A Duck
Mama Wants This!
Saving Mom’s Sanity
LBD Diaries
Unschooling Royalty
My So Called Chaos
Tri-ing to be Athletic
Wacky Jacqui’s Designs -She was the genius who actually designed the award for us.

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!



  1. This is probably the coolest darn award I have ever seen. Kudos!!!

    • Bernie says:

      Thank you for stopping by and telling me that. You made my day! We got tired of having to jump through hoops to accept an award, so we made this up. *lol*

  2. You and Michele deserve an award for creating this award. At least, you deserve a standing ovation. (I’m standing and clapping). It’s such a wonderful idea. And it’s sooo darling, that little pooch and the hoop. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  3. This is the absolute BEST idea! Especially to me, considering how lazy I am about awards. Thank you SO much, Bernie :)

  4. Bernie, this idea of yours and Michele is genius! I love it and I’m honored that you’ve awarded it to little Roxy and myself! We are tickled pink and you know that only happens when I’m really happy about something! Woo hoo! Thank you so much for thinking of us and making us a part of this wonderful project! :) And hey, did I mention that as a girl that hates rules I am particularly excited to have been awarded this? hee hee!

  5. What a great list! I’m looking forward to checking out the blogs on this list that I don’t read. Thanks Bernie!

    • Thanks, Mary. I think I have seen your comments on many of the same blogs on the list. I think we run in the same circles. :)

  6. Oy! Another award! Thank you sweetie!

  7. What a good idea! It does get old watching the same ol' awards circulate endlessly on the blogosphere. I love the idea of "no stipulation" awards!

  8. This is GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!! You and Michele are brilliant!!!! LOVE this idea!!!!! On behalf of the academy I am happy to accept this award . I would like to thank my fellow bloggers, my best friend Google and all the little people who have gotten me to this point. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  9. Love you, Bernie!!!! And the award is GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gonna post that baby on my blog right away!!!!

  10. I think this is a very fun idea! I love the way y'all just thought about it and decided to do it! Very bold and sassy! Wonderful!

  11. Chrisitna Lucas says:

    Thanks!!! Best award ever…not having to do anything!:)

  12. Congrats on yet another award, Bernie!! And thanks for mine. :)

  13. Thank you for the great award! I am so far behind in blog reading, posting and commenting…this is a perfect award! Love it! Thank you!

  14. What a great idea!!! You are awesome Bernie :) I always leave with a smile after visiting your blog. I can't wait to pass this one on! Hope you are having a great Tuesday. Thanks again!

    • *blush* Aww thanks. I'm glad. You were one of the ones that I could never give an award too. You probably get them on a daily basis.

  15. Thanks Bernie! What a great idea for an award. Love the graphic too. Cute.

  16. I am so grateful to receive an award that doesn't make me feel like a spammer to my fellow bloggie friends! This is just so cool! Thank you and I will post it! you rock Ms. Bernie!!!

  17. Thank you so much, Bernie! You're such a doll :) and after today's "real quick" post took actually me several hours to put together, I'm super excited about not jumping through any hoops! :D

  18. You're the bees knees, Toots! I freakin' love awards. I love love love getting them, but then my ADHD/life/confusion sets in and I forget who gave me one and when and to respond and then I look like an ungrateful bitch. Right?

    Well, I'm going to slap this on my blog and mention it before something shiny distracts me.


    • Gasp! We have the same disease. It's a horrible affliction, really…

    • I must admit it made me laugh that you posted it today already.
      Michele has the same problem, she seems chickens or something shiny and she is lost for hours.

      • Ya know Bern, its not nice to talk about people when they’re not here to defen……oh, my kitty came to sit with me how sweet, I should snuggle with her, but maybe I should get a cup of tea first so I can sit here and read my email, i mean check my blog. Ohhh look something from Amazon, do I need a new bird feeder? Ya know, I should really run to the store for some bird seed for the little buggers, my kitties love to watch them, hey, I thought the kitty was gonna sit with me!?!?! Was I getting a glass of water, oh and where are my glasses, I should look at this thing from Amazon, wonder if I can find it cheaper at eBay? Did the hubby go to the store without me?? OK, so Bernie, whats new? Did you say something about a Chicken?

  19. How cool! Thanks Bernie!! This is great :D

  20. Thank you so much Bernie! What a great award… and I LOVE that there are no rules!!!!

    • Us too. That was one of the reasons we made it. We wanted it to be fun and not a pressure filled award. Oh, I got this award and now I need to tell everyone 7 things about me and give it to 15 blogs. Then next week do the same thing. *lol*

  21. Guilty of not jumping through the hoops and passing along previous awards. Not that I didn't appreciate them. This is a nice idea, Bernie, just another extension of your Minnesota Nice personality.

    • I figured. That was why I didn't add you or I would have.
      Thank you. We just wanted to have a fun award that nobody had to loose sleep over.

  22. Oh Bernie! Thanks so much! Who doesn't love awards! I shall feature it of course, and pass it on. THANKS AGAIN!

  23. You mean there are actually blogs who don't do awards?

    Woof, woof! Woof woof woof woof, woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof.

    (translation: thanks, Bernie! I accept this award, and please feel free to pass me more awards should you make new ones)

    • There are blogs like that. Some blogs have buttons that says, "Awards are nice, but no" Something similar. I suppose if you have thousand of followers, you could be accepting an award everyday and not get any of your own posts done.
      You are welcome. I think this is the only one we will be making for now.

  24. Bernie, you and Michele are geniuses : D I love it!!!

    • I know you are one of the gals who doesn't do awards. If you want this one as a laugh, feel free to snag it. *lol*

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