It's not that we hate Emily Schuman because she's beautiful (although she is). We hate Emily Schuman because her life is beautiful. Just kidding — we could never hate her. Yes, her blog documents her sometimes annoyingly perfect life, but her beautifully photographed and composed posts never fail to remind us to stop and smell the roses (or, you know, just take a quick hot cocoa break).
One of our favorite aspects of Schuman's blog? Her super-simple, yet supremely pretty beauty tutorials. Exhibit A: This recent braid DIY that looks complicated, but is anything but. With little more than a couple of rubber bands and some bobby pins, you're about five minutes away from snagging a beautifully woven look. Head over to C&C for the full step-by-step — we have a feeling you'll want to master this quick 'do before the holidays. (Cupcakes and Cashmere)