Our Iowa Magazine
Welcome ...

It's fun! Upbeat! And different from any magazine you've ever seen! Welcome to Our Iowa, the magazine that celebrates all that's great about living in Iowa.

Basically, Our Iowa allows Iowans to "talk to each other". Reading each issue is like sitting at your kitchen table and chatting with new friends over coffee, all of whom have interests similar to yours.

There are jaw-dropping photos of our beautiful land as well as some in-depth features. But the bulk of each issue is conversational, light-hearted "Here's what I think..." contributions shared by Iowans... people just like you.

Plus, you can win some great prizes…like the use of an Amish-built log cabin in the heart of beautiful northeast Iowa for the entire summer of 2016! Follow the clues in each issue and locate the cabin key we’ve hidden in a public park somewhere in the state.

Also be sure to enter our Lucky I Contest and win thousands of dollars in prizes given away by advertisers each issue. It’s almost like getting paid to read the ads!

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Do You Call It a "Crick" or a "Creek"?
No matter--it's awash with wonderment for youngsters splashing in its waters.  Just ask this farm boy as he relives the childhood adventures at the crick...er, creek, where he once played.

The Key's Now Hidden...the New Treasure Hunt Begins!
We've hidden another key in a public park...and this time the winner gets the use of a "cabin in the woods" from Memorial Day to Labor Day!

Road Trip!
We started the day on a sugar high and ended up in the Cedar County "slammer".  Honest, Sheriff...it was all in good fun as we explored another of Iowa's counties.

Grandma's Greenhouse.
More than pretty flowers grew there--it's where we learned to cultivate our hearts.

Grass was Green on His Side of the Fence.
Cares seemed few and far between growing up on a slice of Heaven they called "Sand Prairie".

A Life Well Lived.
Mom was no stranger to heartache...and was a role model for us all in the way she handled it.

Iowa Weather Forecast: Artly Cloudy.
Mother Nature paints the sky with "art" ranging from jackrabbits to teddy bears.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"Making soap is on my to-do list this week.  It's fun trying out different recipes...like 'Nitty-Gritty' soap made with crushed eggshells and coffee grounds."

For Heaven's Sake--More Church Chuckles.
They say confession is good for the soul.  So readers fess up to the funniest thing to happen to them in church.

When Kids Created Their Own Fun.
All it took was a few cardboard boxes and a little imagination to fill this reader's childhood with endless adventures.

 

In Every Issue

From the Editors

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

Look What You Can Win from Advertisers!

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

What I Miss Most About Iowa

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Rustic Roads

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Hawk-Eyes

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

Cookin’ with Karen

Where's the Beef?

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!

   

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