Our Iowa Magazine


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. We’re stuffing this Holiday Issue with photos from four sets of siblings and cousins who re-created Christmas memories.

Can You Tell a Good Christmas Tale? We start the story…and let you give it a surprise ending…in our 17th annual holiday writing contest.

Flour, Sugar, Butter…Bake. Readers who love to bake agree that nothing takes the chill off a winter day like warmth from a kitchen stove.

Prettiest Farm in Iowa. You know you’ve arrived at our featured farm near Truro when the gorgeous pond and white fencing come into view!

When Love Comes in a Can of Olives. Money was scarce for this young mother of three, so she gave gifts from the heart that were priceless.

Chocolate Toast and a Christmas Nickel. Small gifts in her stocking turned into precious memories for a young girl raised by her grandparents.

For Starters, Here’s a Taste of the Past. More than a century and a half ago, a mother dough was born. Today it’s a prized possession.

Amish Farm Wife’s Diary. With her garden at rest and the canning shelves filled, our diarist looks forward to stitching a quilt by a toasty fire.

Coal Was a Blessing at Christmas. For this reader and his family, staying warm some nights was better than any gift delivered by Santa.

No Bowling in the House Allowed…Anymore! A new Christmas toy was all fun and games until Grandma got ahold of the ball.

Legacy Among the Ashes. A family found an interesting link to their old-world past in the rubble of their ancestors’ burned farmhouse.

Also in This Issue

From the Publisher
Let’s Talk Weather
Pie in the Sky?
For the Love of Pot Holders
Kindness at Christmas
Lessons from a Secret Santa
Cartoon Capers
Why I Came Back to Iowa
Io-Ways…Backroads and Byways
Enter Our Lucky I Contest!
What’s Cooking in Iowa?
Cristen’s Kitchen
Just for Laughs
From the Mouths of Little Iowans
Best Photo of the Year!
The Day I Ran a Race with a Bull
Iowa Rewind
Dog Tale
Christmas Memories
Kids Talk Cookies
“Let Me Tell You About Iowa”
My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant
We Hear Ya!


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