I am a huge fan of journals. The thing I loved about Etsy when I first started was the amount of talented journal makers. By chance, I stumbled upon BlueToad, a seller of journals.
At first I was struck by all the awesome colors used, but then I looked at the prices! $12, $14, $25, ALL less than $30!
Here are some of my favorites, but honestly, if I could show everything in the store I would because they are all amazing.
Go check out this seller: www.bluetoad.etsy.com