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.

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...

Then and Now.
Siblings headed to Mom's house to find Christmas gifts they received in 1970 and used them to re-create a family photo.

They Stitched with Threads of Love
Ladies used their sewing talents to weave fabric of family into heartwarming Christmas traditions.

Sweet Traditions Live On.
Holidays at Grandma's were marked by cherished moments and tasty treats. Have a candy off her gumdrop tree!

Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
We head to the beautiful hills of Audubon County to feature a farmstead loaded with pretty pink and purple phlox.

Kindness at Christmas.
Readers share stories about priceless gifts from the heart, including a special memory from many years ago.

Can You Tell a Good Christmas Tale?
We start the story ... and let you give it a surprise ending ... in our 14th annual holiday writing contest.

The Anniversary Fork
A newlywed couple's special gift to each other was framed with love when they celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Grandma's Oyster Stew.
Grandmother Row was set in her ways, so you always knew what she had cooking in her home on Christmas Eve.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary
She loves when family is home and safely under her wings, sharing stories at supper about their busy day.

A Story to Warm Soul and Soles
A reader recalls a day in January 1944 when his first-grade teacher showed kindness to a classmate.

Sharing Gifts, Traditions and Warm Family Gatherings.
All are cherished keepsakes that make readers' memories of past holidays special.

Also in This Issue

From the Editor

Let's Talk Weather

Dog Tales

I Love to Bake

Iowa Eye-Catchers 

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

Look What You Can Win from Advertisers/And the Winners Are

Show Us Your Snowman!

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Just for Laughs

My Favorite Teacher or Coach

Photo Contest Winner/2021 Rules

Iowa Rewind

Surprise! Puppets for Christmas!

Look What's new in Sac County

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

Cristen's Kitchen: Cooking Tips and Time-Savers You Can Use

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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