Although it has felt that way for a while now, Fall is officially here at the Jersey Shore and a bittersweet summer comes to a close.

Summers lovers like me have to give up the fight and now must embrace the falling leaves, mums and Halloween decorations (which are going up earlier each year it seems). Not that I don't like that stuff. I can live without the falling leaves, but I love Halloween and the weather has been amazing. It's not like I miss the humidity.

Now that school has started, everybody seems to be kicking into Halloween mode. You can't walk through a store without tripping over candy corn or smelling a pumpkin spice candle, and try getting coffee without getting a nose full of pumpkin spice aroma.

And when you get passed all that make sure you don't knock down the Christmas tree. Really? Do we have to rush everything?