The link Emil provided was helpful. I'm learning fast with the resources that have been provided. However, I've discovered something along the way that may solve most of my current issues and would like to take you up on the offer to look at my blog.
The link is http://oblog.garciaserra.com/oblog
Here's the main issue in a nutshell: I purchased the veer theme specifically with the intent of using the simple layout (as opposed to the 2 or 3 col layout). You'll see on my site that I've implemented it. However, the font sizes on my site do not match the font sizes on the demo version of the veer template (simple layout).
In particular, the title of each post on my site is much larger than the title of the sample posts on the demo version.
Right now fixing this is the biggest concern. There are about three other adjustments/tweeks I need to be able to make but they can wait for now.
Again, thanks in advance for the help.
P.S. - I haven't edited the code at all. I am hoping that there is something simple in the way I have configured the theme that will fix this. I'll wait to hear back from you...