About BBD



I’m one of the rare people who enjoys change and learning, so my journey has taken me in many directions. However, the one common thread to everything I have pursued is people. I LOVE working with people! I have been a Registered Nurse (R.N.) for over 20 years, began pursuing Medical Aesthetics 10 years ago, and I'm now a Naturopathic Practitioner (N.P.). I love this field because there is always something new to learn and the field is always advancing. I am all about aging gracefully but as naturally as possible and we all need a little help to combat the havoc that gravity and our environment wreaks on our skin. I received my certification as a Health Coach a year ago because not only is this a continual and personal journey for me, but I have found many people are faced with the same "hamster wheel" of losing and gaining that I was and they need to find a way off!

After trying many of the various weight loss centers, books, and diets, I found myself heavier every year until this past year, when I gradually and consistently decreased my weight and began moving towards optimal health. I look forward to meeting you, whether to address anti-aging, simply maintaining your complexion, to walk the health and wellness journey together or simply to shop our little boutique.




I am a professional counselor who declined to be state-licensed due to my strong Biblical focus.

My experiences and qualifications include:

  • Master of Counseling degree from AGTS (Evangel)
  • 10+ years on pastoral staff
  • Extensive experience with Sozo-style ministry
  • 30+ mission trips (many as the leader)
  • Certified in PrepareEnrich pre/marital screening
  • 40+ years as a Bible teacher, speaker, and prayer leader
  • 48 year marriage, children, and grandchildren

I have a passion for inner healing, integrating soul and spirit wholeness.

Mary Margaret Thompson


I have been a nurse since 1999. Nursing comes very natural for me since my mother and my grandmother were also nurses. The last 16 years of my career have been with the Hulston Cancer Center in the Outpatient Oncology Clinic.

Joining with Deanna as business partners has been such a wonderful adventure! I became a certified lash stylist through Xtreme Lashes for eyelash extensions. Learning all the ins and outs of skincare is fascinating to me. I am truly enjoying this new side of nursing!

My family (4 generations of us) and I moved to Nixa in 2006 from Mississippi. My husband, Tommy, and I have been married since 2000 and have two children. My youngest will graduate high school this year (2023) and we will then be empty nesters. I love helping others in anyway I can and will always be looking out for your best interest.




Faith Grigg


I am a sophomore in college, studying business management. I've has been a receptionist for over 3 years. I enjoy working in customer service and especially in a small business atmosphere, so I am super excited to be a part of Blessings by Design. My favorite thing about this job is building relationships with clients and meeting new people, alongside a wonderful team. Outside of work and school, I  enjoy spending time with friends, being outdoors, or in the gym.

Amber Barton


I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and have been practicing for 9 years. I have been blessed to receive a great foundational training in relaxation and neuromuscular therapy massage techniques as well as a certification in cupping. I enjoy using a clinical approach, such as neuromuscular therapy and feel that precision and accuracy can be achieved to support health as well as provide pain management and relief.

The Lord has blessed me in allowing me to work as a massage therapist in Nixa the last 8 years where my husband and I live and raise our 2 amazing, fun, and rowdy boys. I am so excited for this opportunity to be a part of Blessings by Design and continue to serve in the Nixa community.