First, sorry for late reply... for some reason your post did not show up for me earlier. Anyway, A quick tutorial for you...
I made the home page using the "Full Width Page Template". Then for the front page widgets that you are referring to, drag a text widget into the Bottom 1 widget position and title it to what you want. To help you out, the demo site's first widget titled as "Built on WordPress 3.5", the code in the widget is:
<p><img src="http://demo.styledthemes.com/preference-free/wp-content/uploads/fp1.jpg" width="265" height="180" alt="gallery1tn" class="imageborder" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" />
<p>Yes, the Preference theme was designed and built on WordPress 3.5 to take advantage of the newest and greatest features that comes with it. Plus, you can use popular plugins as well!</p>
Repeat the process for any additional widgets, but add the next to Bottom 2, Bottom 3, etc.