ShopMacaLena

Handmade matching accesories for mom, baby and pets.

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Note from shop owner Thank You so much for passing by our shop. 🙏🏻 It means a world to us! 🤍

We are currently taking some time off and plan to come back shortly.

Do not hesitate to send us a message, our inbox is always open! 💌

Thanks again for passing by and showing some love and support to our small business. 🤍 See you again soon! 👋🏻

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 25, 2021

Thank You so much for passing by our shop. 🙏🏻 It means a world to us! 🤍

We are currently taking some time off and plan to come back shortly.

Do not hesitate to send us a message, our inbox is always open! 💌

Thanks again for passing by and showing some love and support to our small business. 🤍 See you again soon! 👋🏻

Ana Paola Vazquez

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Ana Paola Vazquez

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5 out of 5 stars
(12)

About ShopMacaLena

Sales 79
On Etsy since 2020

How I reinvented myself during pandemic times.

I’m a creative and passionate island girl who came to FL after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017. I left everything behind, even my parents, and arrived with tons of dreams of making a successful professional career and my boyfriend (now husband and father of my baby girl) - which back then we’d been dating for less than 3 months. CRAZY, right? That’s what I thought. At that moment I was a fresh out of school Architect in Training. ⁣
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I started working at an amazing Engineering company where I learned and traveled A LOT. After months, I got tired of all the traveling and accepted a job offer. I really thought I was doing the best thing ever! I WAS SO WRONG! Thats when things started changing. ⁣
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Two weeks after starting at my new job, I got pregnant! And my bosses started to treat me differently. The passionate young professional started to diminish. Little I knew about how bad things would turn for me.
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During my 14 months working at this TOXIC place, I was a victim and witness of constant - every single day- labor harassment and discrimination. This place really affected my self esteem as a human being and as a professional. No matter all the effort I put into something, there was ALWAYS something wrong, and it was NEVER enough. ⁣
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As 2020 started, I saw the light at the end of the tunnel! I had the opportunity to leave that toxic workplace, and started working at another great company. Two months after, COVID-19 quarantine started in Miami and I was discharged. ⁣
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WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH NO JOB, A BABY AND BILLS? Honestly, I HAD AND KNEW NOTHING related to sewing, but I wanted to learn. I wanted to take care of my child. I wanted to enjoy her every single day. Besides that, I wanted to recover my self esteem. I wanted to feel and be empowered. I wanted to surround myself with kind people. But most of all, I wanted to BE HAPPY. ❤️ ⁣
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Botttom line is, despite all the sad things happening to you, there is always something beautiful to learn from and be grateful for. ⁣

This is a small part of my story THANK YOU for letting me share it with you! 🙏🏻

Shop members

  • Ana Paola

    Owner, Mama Maker

    I’m the mama maker behind MACA+LENA. I consider myself a creative and passionate island girl who loves to dance and sing even at the supermarket isle like nobody is watching. Made in Puerto Rico. 🇵🇷❤️

  • Macarena

    Chief Barketing Officer

    MACA, as we call her, is our first born! Even though she is a bit mischievous, she is THE BEST BIG SISTER ever! 🥰 MACA is a 4yrs old pitbull mixed rescued dog from Puerto Rico, like us! 🇵🇷❤️

  • Paula Elena

    Chief Mischievous Officer

    Paula Elena, which we call LENA is the motor and motivation of this business. 💕

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