Hi everyone! Wanted to let you know my website is now up and running. As promised I wanted to give you the details on what I did to get it where it is today :)
First I purchased the small package from my host, A Small Orange (they are great by the way).
I then uploaded Wordpress to my host - Here is the process for doing so: http://codex.wordpress.org/Uploading_WordPress_to_a_remote_host
I then found many great themes and plugins by searching in Wordpress and loaded the ones I wanted.
I used the NextGen Gallery for my portfolio page.
That was it. Some things took a little time to figure out but overall it was pretty easy. I would still like to make a few changes but it should work for now :) Hope you like it! :)