From spooky handmade Halloween decorations to a rare Northern Lights appearance in Colorado, the stories our editors are loving and sharing this week.

sunsunset31  –  October 11, 2013

Spooky Soiree Essentials from Etsy –> Pop Sugar Home

Halloween is a big deal in my household, and most years we throw a big ol’ party to celebrate our favorite holiday. These stylish decorations with a handmade vibe are getting me super-inspired for this year’s fete. I’m obsessed with the bat garland. — Jessica Mordo, senior web editor

10 Relaxation-Inducing Indoor Hammocks –> Remodelista

Like me, are you lusting for those bygone dog days of summer, when snoozing on a hammock was the epitome of R&R? An indoor hammock is just the trick to recapture that feeling all through the colder months. — Jessica Mordo, senior web editor

Pumpkin Spice Coffeecake – Ok, I Give Up, Summer is Over –> White on Rice Couple

A coffee cake that takes away the sting of summer’s end.

Fall Music Preview –> NPR Music

NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers talk artists to watch this season, from Poliça and Anna Calvi to Luscious Jackson and Son Lux.

Northern Lights Shine Above Colorado Wind Farm In Rare Appearance (VIDEO) –> HuffPo

A cool time-lapse from photographer Ryan Shephard, who was lucky enough to capture the rare Northern Lights show.

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