learning photography

Oh learning new things is always challenging. The last instruction on photography I had was in high school which is now many years ago (starting to feel old...). I purchased a Nikon 1 on recommendation of my wonderful husband who seems to always be conveniently busy when I pull out the camera and attempt to shoot. Recently I have been experimenting with the manual settings on the camera and hope to get a lesson soon. For now I have tried to collect info and tips on my pinterest board.

I am hoping for some nice weather this weekend and also purchased some white photography paper for DIY backdrops. Any suggestions or good resources out there? Any tips for an amateur photographer?