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SPOTLIGHT MERCHANT: Granny's Simple Blessings

Granny’s Simple Blessings is a locally owned and operated bakery with a multi-faceted twist. According to owner, Holly Wallace, her business model was patterned after her grandmother, Dorothy Oliver, who was an excellent cook, seamstress, artist, and pianist--and was even known for being the first businesswoman in Siloam Springs back in the ‘60s.  Because of her grandmother’s influence, Wallace’s business was so-named: “Grandma’s Simple Blessings.” Even the recipes must meet the requirement of “simple,” or they’re not used.

Wallace created a niche by providing homemade baked goods including yeast bread/dinner rolls, pies, cinnamon rolls, maple buns, sticky buns and cookies; in addition, she offers busy families home-cooked meals to feed 4-6 people at great prices (pre-ordered at least one day ahead of time).

“I run my business so that it’s a blessing to my customers and a blessing to me,” said Wallace. “God gave me business and I have to do what’s pleasing to him.  My hope is that it’s also a blessing to my vendors, renters and all who visit our shop.” 

Other on-site facets of the business, reflecting her grandmother’s example, include:

Music Instruction:  Instructor, Mandy Query, provides music/violin lessons by appointment only. (479.787.5176)

Art Instruction: Artist, Diana Shannon, teaches “acrylic painting” on Tuesdays. (479.228.4342)

Massage Therapy:  “Holding Hands Massage & Body Works” offers therapeutic massage, specializing in pain management and restoring optimum health and mobility. Owner, Monica Thompsons, schedules appointments at Granny’s Simple Blessings (479.721.1138; email:

Furniture Barn:  Specializing in antiques, refurbished and refinished furniture, and assistance locating a particular piece, is available in Granny’s Simples Blessing on-site detached garage which is open during Granny’s normal business hours, or by appointment (479.787.0864).

Local Artisan Crafts: As you enter Granny’s Simple Blessings, various hand-made crafts, quilts, soy candles, soaps, crocheted items, local honey, etc. are available for purchase.

With the holidays just around the corner, let Granny’s Simple Blessings, help with your holiday breads and pies, or just a family dinner to get you through the busiest season of the year. While you’re there, you might even find a hand-made gift or want to purchase a gift certificate for a massage! 

Come get acquainted with Wallace and other members of her team at Bank of Gravett’s “Business After Hours” on Thursday, October 25th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, when we feature Granny’s Simple Blessingsa our Spotlight Merchant!”