I realized that I had an unused copy of the visual composer in my library. Now I tried to go into VC and do what you had suggested but I’m still having issue. I believe when I first installed the theme and was setting things up I was forced to use a slider on the homepage with and to be able to use the little decorative content boxes I had to set up the homepage as a static post (I think)…Anyways as a result for some reason when I go to edit the homepage now and add a row with the VC as you suggested it seems to ignore my attempts to add the row. I see it when I try to edit the page but the change never “goes live”. Thoughts? Thanks!!!