Wow I said I was going to post more and here it is 14 days later.
I took a Photography class at Knitters Pallet from my friend Angela. It was one of the best class. I found out how to set my white balance, what the little flower on the setting is for, how to change my shutter speed, ISO, and how to get better texture in my pictures.
Basically I became more confident playing with the setting on my camera. It doesn't hurt that Angela is only an email away to help if I really screw it up.
Be brave and play with your camera. Practice side lighting to show off texture and add interest to your pictures.