Coca-Cola Scholarship Opportunity for Latinos/ Tips on Surviving College!

Here is a scholarship opportunity I wanted to share for you guys! I know lots of you are applying for college, or you’ve already been accepted–(to which I say, YAY! Welcome to the world of coffee and late night study sessions) By now, you’ve probably realized, “Oh my, college is esssspensive”, which is true. Since this is my third year in college, I know that scholarships are a life saver. Check this out:

The COCA-COLA® Company and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Contest scholarship awards are designed to assist students with a permanent address in any of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. attending college in 2014-2015 as freshman and 1st year students. The awards are as follows:
        One Grand Prize:     $20,000
        Four 1st Prizes:        $10,000 each
        Sixteen 2nd Prizes:  $2,500 each
Pretty rad, right? Why not apply for it? 
Click  HERE to apply and to see the official requirements. (Ends December 15th!)
Anything is possible 🙂
-If you’re entering college, and pretty nervous about it, I made a video on surviving  Freshman year! 
Click HERE to check out my tips!

Btw, I was a freshman in this picture!

Love, Maya Anjelica Murillo
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Hey guys! Happy Throwback Thursday 🙂 I made these inspiration videos of my friends explaining what they want to do before they die, inspired by The Buried Life when I was in High School.  This is totally mayainthemoment VINTAGE. Makes me feel old. Also. I’m turning 20 in 18 days! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH 🙁 Oh well…enjoy my youthful high school days.
ALSOOOOOOOOOO if you’re in need of a love song dedication OR a jingle for your business, I can hook you up for just FIVE dollars 🙂 go to

 JAN. 2010

APRIL. 2009

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Hey guys! So the video above is inspired by Neutrogena’s Wave For Change campaign. This campaign is helping thousands of kids! For this back to school season, with each Neutrogena product that is purchased between July 1st- August 31st, they will donate to three charities from GlobalGiving.(Para Los Ninos, KIPP, Education Through Music) So, how can YOU help? It’s actually easier than you think. Click HERE or the video below and simply WATCH. With your view you are changing the future for thousands of children in the United States. With each view Neutrogena is donating $1 to these charities.  Easy, right?! Share it! Tweet it, post it on Facebook, Tumblr, Pintrest, any way you can.

  I connected with this campaign mainly because I think education is extremely important.(Although sometimes I just want to crawl into a ball and cry because of all the homework….but who doesn’t? …right? ) It’s giving me the tools to achieve my dreams and there are SO many children out there who don’t even have the opportunity to go. As I explained in my video, the arts program in school were a HUGE part of who I am today. It’s allowed me to express myself through performing on stage in musicals, singing songs in my videos, and writing music as well. I couldn’t image my life without it. I hope you guys check out this amazing campaign and watch this video. I am so honored to be a part of this campaign!

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Hey loves! A very happy summer to you, and you and you! So far summer has greeted me with long naps, top-knot buns, and Birthday Cake oreos.*drools* As for the AZ heat- I am very excited and thrilled to start screaming bloody murder every time I put my seat beat on in the car.(If you live in Arizona you will know what I mean.) This is a little video updating errbody on some exciting things to come this summah! Enjoy!  😀

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 I think about 85% of my friends are updating their Facebook statues to let everyone know that summer has begun.
Summer. Ohhhhhh yeah. 

I remember summer. Not too long ago I was tossing my cap in the air, (not really… I was paranoid I’d never get it back..but you know what I mean) and ready to take the world by storm.

  1. “What college are you going to?”
  2. “What are you majoring in?”
  3. “Your hair is so long and pretty!”
  • Arizona State University.
  • Public Relations.
  • I know, thank you!! It took me so long to grow it!(UGH! WHY did I cut it?!?!)

(I never thought I’d despise two simple questions so much)
Anyways. Starting out my first year of college was like Buddy Holly’s song, “Everyday” 

 Everything was perfect! I fell in love, my teachers were nice, and I had made new college friends.
I was set. What else did I need? I thought nothing could go wrong. (cause it never had before, right?!)
-Until the exams hit. The papers were graded. My hair was short. I was no longer the apple of “his” eye.-
My perfect image of college had been burnt. To a crisp. I didn’t understand “responsibility”. Actually doing hard work, like studying, or having someone edit my essay. I did the minimum work, skipped classes,  In high school I never struggled with my grades.(Except for Math, YOU SUCK) But suddenly i’m getting C’s?!  D’s?! It used to be SO easy.

I guess you can say I put on my big girl pants and realized that things don’t just magically fall into your lap. It takes hard work, self discipline, and dedication in order to succeed. And lastly, you shouldn’t make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.(Like cutting your long, healthy, curly hair. I will never let that go. lol)

Okay. Lesson learned.
 I can only go up from here, right?
Sooooo, here are my survival tips for incoming college freshmen!

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CRAFT: Addison’s Army T-shirts

Addison’s Army is a group that some classmates and I started in honor of baby Addison Cox, from my hometown of Phoenix, who was born with Stage 4 cancer that was passed on by her mother. Her case is so rare, it is even considered a medical mystery.

Baby Addison

Here is a news story about Baby Addison and her fight for her life.

As a way to bring attention to her and plight (I’m donating to her cause as well), we attended one of her fundraisers and are making a video to share education about melanoma and about Addison’s story.

We also put together a presentation to present at school and we wanted T-shirts to wear when we do that! Of course, I volunteered to make them! I think it is much more meaningful to hand make something for a cause and since we only needed a few shirts, I knew this was the way to go!


Tulip Fabric Spray
Tulip Fashion Form
Plastic table cover
Watercolor paper or cardstock

 Draw your letters on the cardstock and use the craft knife to cut them out. You can either use the cutout portion as a stencil, or use the letters alone. I went with the latter.

 Before you actually spray on your shirt, test it on a sample fabric piece. Once you see that it works, line up your letters on the shirt and make sure they are flat and then spray.

It’s important to spray on top of letters, as opposed to the side – that way the paint won’t get under the letters.

We wanted a camo look, but with a girlie touch, so we used green and neon pink. Please send good wishes to baby Addison!

SIDE NOTE: Now that the sunny weather has arrived, protect your skin against melanoma! Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that becomes dangerous if not detected early. Here are some tips to remember:

– Minimize your exposure to ultraviolet rays, such as the sun or tanning beds.
– Always wear protective clothing when out in the sun. If you are on the beach, sure it’s cool to wear your favorite bikini, but bring along a breezy cover up too.
– Bring along a floppy hat to protect your face (hey, how about this one?)
– Wear sunscreen, not only in your makeup, but on its own too!
– Stay out of direct sunlight between 11 a.m.and 3 p.m.
– Don’t let yourself get sunburned!

Can you tell I’m passionate about this topic?

Thank and I hope you liked my project!

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