thank you for your help! maybe i need to explain a lil more detail. i would like the posts to be floated left 3 across. just 2 rows. i can make the content display exactly how you were saying. but with the following errors.
i posted it like it was because it was actually showing the excerpt of the post (just not aligned) using the wordpress codex excerpt
$post-->the_excerpt(); if i place it between the tags it looks like it does now if you look at it http://02f16cc.netsolhost.com/freestonemx/ .
the problem i couldnt figure out was how to use that excerpt line of code so it displays it dynamically. when you look at it in firebug its hows the excerpt in p tags. so targeting the p tag wasnt working for me before i posted the question (i tried everything i could think of).
maybe there is a better way to do this. could i do a special section of posts from a category? i believe so, i just have to look into how to implement it. thats all im really trying to do. i found a custom setup for "featured posts" and it works fine for just a thumbnail image. and im actually using that too for "coming events" and it works out perfect for that. but for the "latest media section" i need to have a title so people know if its pics, or vid.
if i can get he excerpt part fixed it will be great and everything will work on the back end when i make a post by adding the custom field and a excerpt for the title, and of course assigned to the media category.
thanks again for your help, please help me further if you can, or steer me in the right direction.