Positioning the main blog page.

Greetings! I'm in the process of creating and setting up the blog structure for my site(s). Tamanasprings.com will host the main blog.

I am wondering how I can position/layout things to look similar to I have it set up now. The screenshot shows some of it and you can view the entire page here: http://tamanasprings.com/blog/ . It's a little sloppy at the moment but will hopefully be able to clean it up!

I'd like to include a slider that displays the newest or featured posts on the top left/center if possible. Like the screenshot there.

Also to have the rest of the right side display the other featured/new posts if that makes sense.

Then below that on the page will be different categories etc.

I hope you can help!

Much Love
Ciro Bey