Fun Halloween Decor

2017-09-29_11-54-28via PopSugar – Maybe you’re content just throwing some pumpkins on your front stoop for Halloween and calling it a day — or maybe you’re quick to decorate with the most gorynostalgic, or timely decorations. But if you’re the type who wants to be on the cutting edge of seasonal design, then we’ve got the list for you: Pinterest’s fastest-rising Halloween decor. Check out what’s on the rise ahead.


Balloon pumpkins aren’t just for kids — although they are perfect for a children’s Halloweenparty, especially when filled with candy! Pinterest users have saved 16 times as many versions of these easy and adorable DIY latex accents than last year.

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Bayonne Bike Share

gpx6_09baybike20_1via The Hudson Reporter – Bayonne’s bike share program is almost ready for installation. “Bayonne Bike Share” signs are beginning to pop up around town with maps indicating the locations of seven stations dispersed evenly throughout the city. Bayonne will be the fourth city in the county to adopt a bike share program, and the third to use P3 Global Management, the company that was awarded the contract to install and maintain the bike share program.

The planned stations will be at Dennis Collins Park, 16th Street Park, Stephen R. Gregg Park, in front of the Barnabas at Bayonne on Broadway and 30th Street, and the light rail stations on 22nd Street, 34th Street, and 45th Street. The program will be funded through membership and usage fees.

Bike share programs typically charge a monthly or annual membership for rides up to 45 minutes. In Hoboken, where the Hudson Bike Share program was implemented in 2015 using the same contractor as Bayonne, P3 Global Management, annual membership costs less than $100 for unlimited 45-minute rides, while longer rides cost extra. Riders will either enter an individualized code at the station or a card to unlock a bike and will be able to return the bike to any station in the city. Rates for the Bayonne Bike Share are not yet finalized.

The stations, which occupy the equivalent of one parking space, are like a high-tech bike rack that automatically locks the front rims of the bikes. In Hoboken, the bikes lock automatically even if not in a station, allowing other riders to punch in a code and ride off. It is unclear whether Bayonne will have a similar feature.

Read more: Hudson Reporter – Bayonne Bike Share near the finish line Program could lure young professionals

Business News: Taproot Organics

21761987_1070292119769067_6059657155134394753_nThe buildout is almost complete at the newest outpost of Taproot Organics. If you are looking for superior skin care this store should be on your “must list”.  You can find all the good stuff at 377 Broadway & 17th Street, across from the Firestone. They are currently open on Saturdays and Sundays. Check out their website:

About Taproot Organics via their FB page

FRESH IS BEST. Taproot Organics Chef / Owner Daniel Grunes uses his culinary expertise to create skin-quenching personal care for men, women, and kids using high quality organic ingredients found in the best kitchens. Infused Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Botanicals, Herbs, and Butters are whipped into Skin Food. 

Taproot Organics supports the Zero Waste initiative by using minimal packaging. Ask for your bar soap to be packed NAKED. Thank you for leaving a smaller imprint on our planet.

This Popular Designer Couple Just Launched a Chic Shop on Amazon Prime

novogratz-products-amazonGetting HGTV-approved interior decor has never been so easy, thanks to the duo behind The Novogratz. Robert and Cortney Novogratz have recently paired up with Amazon to give decor-lovers and Amazon Prime fans alike a seamlessly chic shopping experience with their new storefront.

The Novogratz Amazon shop is filled with 150 pieces of furniture, art, lighting, and so much more. If it’s not the incredibly adorable designs that draw you to the shop, maybe the low price points and Amazon Prime efficiency will convince you.

In addition to their entertaining home life with seven children, the couple’s love for decorating has been featured on Bravo and HGTV, and now, we’ll be able to decorate our homes with their taste in mind. Read on to see some of our favorite pieces from the collection, and bookmark these items for your next redesign!


The Fundamentals of Space Planning Your Bedroom

2017-08-09_12-44-25So you just moved in (that, or you’re itching to move some things around in your existing home). Now what? I don’t know about you, but I’m always so excited at the prospects of a blank canvas floor plan, until I actually have to start making decisions on where to put everything. I start questioning everything! Is my rug the right size? Should my sofa go against the wall or float in the room? Do my nightstands have to match? Before I know it, I’m completely paralyzed by the whole situation and need my trusted design friends to rush over and help ease me into the right decisions. I rationalize my indecisiveness to the fact that space planning and room layouts are so crucial to the overall vibe a home puts forth.

To help, we turned to California designer Becki Owens to lay out some fundamentals when it comes to the art of placement. She consistently creates fresh, swoon-worthy interiors that always feel right on the mark. Below, Becki outlines four things to remember when setting up a bedroom to introduce good, healthy flow. Sleep tight!

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