Welcome to Kelly Mattei’s Favorite Things!

Spreading joy and sharing stories…what I love to do. Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a Jack (Jill?) of all trades and a master of absolutely nothing. While that is true, I feel like sharing what I know about travel, gift ideas, life hacks, and just plain fun stuff is my way of giving back…my way of spreading joy! I also love to share stories about my life experiences or the stories behind some of my favorite things.  If you want to smile, laugh, and learn a little, then visit the site regularly (and invite friends to visit the site too). You might learn a thing or two, and I welcome YOUR ideas!

As a middle-aged wife and mother of a college-age daughter living in North Carolina, I hear about cool stuff from my friends, my daughter’s friends, and even my husband! I enjoy spending time with all those people, cheering on my favorite sports team (we love all sports at our house), and exploring the world. We love luxury travel, and we love cheesy road trips, so there will be information about all of it! I share silly stories about my life and crazy things that happen. Join me.