Integrate a rich textarea into my node app

Hey guys,
I’ve built a to-do-app using Node express hbs and SQL.
The app is made up of a form on the left and a list of notices on the right.
The form includes a title, textarea and inputs for start and end dates.
The notice list is just a div with all the notices that are stored in the SQL db.
My app uses jQuery to populate the form when I want to edit the notice and then saves to the db. I tried tiny MCE and it’s a complete over kill.
I wanted to make the textarea a little more interesting just like the textarea I’m typing this topic. Can anyone recommend some options that I can use and suggestions on how I can store the input textarea data into a SQL db.