Spring Kitchen Tour

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Today I am sharing a Spring Kitchen Tour in our Waco Airbnb. I even served a delicious light breakfast with my homemade blueberry muffins.

I love the kitchen in my Waco Airbnb so much. The light is so incredible and I am so excited to take you on a spring kitchen tour of it. I am also including some amazing before and after photos so get ready for an incredible transformation!

Spring Kitchen Tour
Make it Pretty
breakfast for spring

Welcome to my Spring kitchen tour of our Waco Airbnb. I styled our kitchen for a spring breakfast and I am also sharing my favorite Blueberry Muffin recipe. 

I spent a year remodeling our Waco home and the end result is just as I had hoped. It’s such a wonderful home, perfect for families or groups of girlfriends visiting Waco.

Who doesn’t love a breakfast buffet with freshly baked muffins? I know I do!

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Waco Airbnb Before and After

waco kitchen spring tour

In 2018, we purchased a small home in Waco, Texas. We bought the home to fix up and rent as an Airbnb.

The home was a disaster and needed a major renovation. It took almost a year, but when it was finally done, you would never know how its story began. You can see the renovation progress here and here.

Are you ready for some incredible before and after photos? You will want to sit down to scroll through these! Here is a picture of the kitchen from the day we saw the house for the first time.

before photo of kitchen

To provide some perspective, the kitchen used to be in the middle of the left side of the house. And, the water heater was right in the middle of the kitchen.

I am not kidding …

We opened up the entire left side of the home and moved the kitchen to the back of the house. We also opened up the back of the house and added ten feet to make room for a bigger kitchen.

This is what it looked like after we added the ten feet.

You can see the new wood which is where we added to the back of the house. We found matching vintage boards to match the existing ceiling and floorboards so you can hardly tell where the old and new line blends together.

I added lots of windows to make sure the kitchen would be nice and bright.

I could tell early on in the construction that the kitchen was going to turn out even better than I had hoped.

We added shiplap, the matching floor and ceiling boards, and cabinets from Semi Handmade. They make beautiful cabinet fronts for IKEA bases. Click on this blog post to learn all about my SemitHandmade cabinets.

The vintage island I found at Round Top is truly one of my favorite Round Top finds, ever. When I purchased it, it had a thin wooden top, see the photo above. I simply replaced the old wooden top with a new piece of butcher block and it created the perfect island for the space.

I love the kitchen in our home so much. It’s light and open and the perfect place to cook and entertain.

Blueberry Muffins Recipe

The New Waco Airbnb Kitchen

Now that the house is done, one of my favorite things is adding decor to our Waco home. Because the kitchen is open, I set the island for a spring breakfast. 

The plates that I found matched the colors in the kitchen perfectly. I find that salad plates are the perfect size to use for breakfast.

Breakfast in the Spring

I used woven cotton placemats that are so easy to pop into the laundry and they always look great after a wash. These come in some really amazing colors so if you are looking for placemats, take a look!

All of the drinking glasses in our Airbnb (and in our home in California) are Ball jars. I love these jars and I think they make the best drinking glasses.

As I mentioned, our island is a vintage counter that I found at the Round Top Antique fair. I replaced the thin worn wood top with an off-the-shelf butcher block counter that I found at the local hardware store. The island has two huge pull-out storage bins on the sink side that are great for storage! The counter stools are new, but look old, so they were perfect for the island.

The light green/blue/gray island was the inspiration for my simple decor. It seems that every time I look at our island it is a different color so I will continue to call it green/blue/gray. The plates are the perfect match for all three colors!

spring breakfast

I found the Flower Market sign at Oh Sweet Sky. Sadly, they are no longer in business.

spring home tour

When you come to Waco, be sure to check out Magnolia Discount Shop on Bosque. This was Joanna’s original shop which now houses their marked-down/discounted items. I always find a few treasures whenever I shop there!

spring breakfast in Waco

My Blueberry Muffin Recipe

One of my favorite breakfast treats to make is Blueberry Muffins. I have made this recipe since I was ten years old. It’s only four steps and really easy to make! You might want to make this with your kids. The best part is, of course, that they are so delicious.

Yield: 12 muffins

Leslie's Easy Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Blueberries are my favorite and I love to make these muffins.

The recipe is so simple (it's only four steps) and these muffins are delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • two large cartons of fresh blueberries


    1. Preheat over to 400 and grease muffin tins.
    2. Using the two bowl method, mix the egg, milk, and oil in one bowl and the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the other bowl.
    3. Combine both and add blueberries. Stir till lumpy.
    4. Bake 25 - 30 minutes when a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into the muffin.
This was a really fun spring kitchen tour. I am already getting excited about summer styling.

spring tour in the kitchen

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I hope you enjoyed my spring kitchen tour.

I remodeled our home with the idea in mind that all of you just might stay there someday. We knew when we bought the home we would be renting it out to folks who want to visit Magnolia or Baylor.

Our home has three bedrooms (one primary suite with a king, and two bedrooms with two queen beds in each room) and two bathrooms. The home is on half an acre and has a beautiful wrap-around porch.

If you are interested in our home and would like to stay at our Airbnb in Waco, Tx. just click on the link.

Our home is listed on both Airbnb and VRBO.

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  1. I love every inch of this home and your kitchen is especially wonderful. You’ve added such pretty touches for Spring and I adore bluberry muffins so I definitely have to make your recipe. Thanks so much for joining the tour this season, so fun to see your beautiful home.

  2. I really needed to look a beauty this am. Praying for you Leslie and your family as we all try to navigate a new normal. Love your blog. Blessings to you ❤️

    1. I am so glad that you found that here, with me! Always great to focus our attention on the beauties of this world!

  3. My son is in 7th grade and one of his assignments is to make a new recipe. I have frozen blueberries, will that work in your recipe? Also, I Will cook in this kitchen one day soon. Where did you find the lights above the island?

    1. Happy Spring to you, too! Round Top is full of GREAT finds, I am sure you will find what you are hoping for.

  4. I would love to stay at you AirBNB. We want to visit Waco and Magnolia. I am definitely trying your recipe. Love to bake and this looks so good. Thanks for sharing. Love the kitchen! Beautiful and so inviting.

    1. Oh I hope you do stay at the Waco AirBnB. Magnolia is such an amazing experience. If you have never been, it is an incredible experience! Have a great week Terri!

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