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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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AFrayedKnot is doing 1 thing including…

Do 43 Pinterest Projects

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AFrayedKnot has written 37 entries about this goal

Did another one! #44 Paint Dipped Spoons

Today I did this pin…

And here’s a pic doing the final step, spraying with a food-safe sealer.

#43 Embellished Pearl Necklace

My DIL loves these embellished pearl necklaces. I used this pin to create her one…

This is not hers but very similar to the one I made her, only cream colored ribbon…

#42 Snowmen cookies

Made these cookies for our Christmas

#41 Soap Pouches

My husband prefers milled soap to body wash but is always hard-pressed to hold on to the soap and find a washcloth. so I sewed him some little pockets made from washcloths that hold a bar of soap. I made three of them. Next time I will add a rope so that he can hang the pouches from the shower head.

here is the pin I used…

#40 Cinnamon Nut Pancakes

Pinterest link –

Made these for today’s Christmas breakfast (though we don’t officially celebrate until Saturday). Along with Irish Potatoes, Ham Cheese Avocado Omelet, Maple Glazed Sausage, Whole Wheat toast with homemade strawberry jam, juice and hot chocolate

My photo

#39 Tie Gift Bags

Copying this pinterest idea –

My version:

#38 Aqua and red gift wrap theme

Taken from this pinterest idea

My version in photo

#37 Girly Gift Wrap

This pinterest link can be found here…

And this is my version of it…

#36 Gift-wrapping idea

The pin showed the use of burlap and black together as a gift-wrapping idea. I loved it but used brown paper instead of burlap and then used scrapbook paper, twine, antique button and window screen to create the embellishments

#35 Gingerbread House Pretzel fence

We have made gingerbread houses before so I’m kind of cheating to call this a “pinterest” project, but I did see a pic of a cool fence using pretzels and stole that idea so i’m counting it towards this goal. I made these with my DIL and the young woman who I think will probably become my next DIL.

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