There's not currently a widget built into the theme that lets you display posts from only a specific category - you'll need to use a plugin to accomplish that (should be some nice plugins for this available).
I've checked but they don't seem to be compatible it throws off your featured section are there any similar to your style and compatible you'd recommend?
I don't have any specific ones in mind, but I will definitely update here if I come across one that works really well with the theme
See this plugin
I've been trying to use this it has what I'm looking for except it pulls posts/articles not from the mini site but the actual general posts. Is there a part in the theme option where I can actually change this to allow it to retrieve posts from the minisites I've created?
You would have to edit the query the plugin uses and add in the custom post types you want it to pull from... (minisites are technically "custom post types" within WordPress)
let me give a try.
Let me know how it goes.
Closing this since I'm now in the process of moving over the site from Flovor to Explicit.