Ever wonder what the first family gets up to behind the scenes, or which have been Michelle Obama’s favorite moments of the last few years? Head on over to her newly minted Pinterest page to find out.
Her account, on the super-popular site where users “pin” images to share with followers, has been up since Wednesday, and is run by the Obama 2012 campaign staff (when Michelle herself makes a pin, the page notes, it will be signed "-mo.") With nearly 15,000 followers, the first lady's page only follows a single person — President Barack Obama.
Her page includes candid shots of her family, as well as a picture from a tug-of-war with Jimmy Fallon (she called Fallon a “gracious loser”), and a photo of her push-up competition with Ellen Degeneres (Mrs. Obama won). There's also a shot of her family playing mini-golf with the caption, “Victories of every size are cause for celebration,” and a photo of the president teaching his daughters to skip rocks across a river.
The first lady’s Pinterest was launched with a special Father’s Day board, where she encourages followers to sign a card for her husband.
Recipes, a Pinterest mainstay, haven't been included on her page — yet. Barack Obama's Pinterest page offers users a look into the Obama kitchen, including a recipe for the Obama family chili.
But recipes could be on the way, especially considering Michelle Obama recently teamed up with Epicurious and the U.S. Department of Education to launch a recipe contest aimed at encouraging kids to “pack a healthy lunch with a punch.” Winners of the contest will attend a special kid-friendly “State Dinner” at the White House where some of the winning dishes will be served.
Michelle's pinning team has some catching up to do on the photo-driven site. Her husband's page, launched three months ago, has grown to 11 boards and 170 pins.
And Ann Romney's Pinterest is packed with recipes and images of patriotism, including a flag cake and “patriotic dipped” strawberries.
TODAY.com contributor Jillian Eugenios can vouch for the addictive qualities of Pinterest.